The processes for managing organizational responses to climate change that are described in this entry are aimed at providing scientist-practitioners in organizations with actionable decision-making support options. Although the contextual factors traditionally considered in organizational behavior (e.g., laws, insurance standards) are unavoidable causal factors for understanding and managing organizational responses, climate is treated as a broad, systemic context that affects and is affected by organizational decision making. This entry describes the climate system in which we currently function; it frames organizations as platforms for managing psychosocial precursors of preparedness and prevention; and it offers approaches for supporting organizational decisions about climate change, mainly through decision-making inputs and processes.

Anthropogenic Climate Change

Climate change is anthropogenic: Understanding that human behaviors and decisions are the primary causes of climate ...

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