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Changes in an organism's physiological structure or function or habits that allow it to survive in new surroundings.
Source: Terms of the Environment ...

Adaptation: Taking actions to avoid, benefit from, or deal with current and future climate change. Adaptation can take place in advance (by planning before an impact occurs) or in response to changes that are already occurring.

the fact that the organism becomes suited to a particular environment
the description of the requirements of various species. In the early days of ecology, autecology developed as a more exact form of natural history ...

IPCC Definition "Adjustment in natural or human systems in response to actual or expected climatic stimuli or their effects, which moderate harm or exploits beneficial opportunities.

Adaptation: a genetically determined characteristic that enhances the ability of an organism to cope with its environment; any alteration or response of an organism that favors survival in a changed environment.
Aerenchyma: air-space tissue ...

Adjustment in natural or human systems to a new or changing environment.

~ to climate change = such as desertification
Advanced Water Treatment Plant (AWTP) = advanced water treatment centre
AEEI = Autonomous Energy Efficiency Improvement ...

~ fund
Fund established in January 2002 (COP7, Marrakesh) to help least developed countries (LDCs) meet the cost of ~ to climate change. The Fund is financed mainly through a levy of 2% of the certified emission reductions of all CDM projects except those implemented in LDCs.

Change in an organism resulting from the action of natural selection on variation so that the organism is fitted more perfectly for existence in its environment.
adaptive_enzyme ...

~ : Changes in an organism's structure or habits that help it adjust to its surroundings.
additive effect : Combined effect of two or more chemicals equal to the sum of their individual effects.

~-Changes in an organism that have no irreversible disruptions in response to changing environmental conditions. (IUPAC) ...

~ The result of the process of long-term evolutionary adjustment of a population to environmental changes.

Apparent ~ of an organism to changing conditions of the environment (especially chemical) associated with stresses in biochemical systems that exceed the limits of normal (homeostatic) mechanisms.

~ Fund
The ~ Fund was established to finance concrete ~ projects and programmes in developing countries that are particularly vulnerable and are Parties to the Kyoto Protocol.

In biological terms, an alteration or adjustment in structure or habits, often hereditary, by which a species or individual improves its condition in relationship to its environment.

~: how living things change what they do or what they are to survive in a particular environment. In this the organism is not a passive recipient of external circumstances; the relationship is interactive. See Evolution.

~ is the name of the game when you live thousands of feet below the water's surface. See how these deep-sea denizens make the most of their deep, dark home.
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~ strategies accept some warming as a given and focus on preventing or reducing undesirable consequences: for example defending against rising sea levels or ensuring food security.
See also Individual action against global warming, business action on climate change.
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Another ~ consists of special sensory cells in the skin, particularly around the head, that are believed to sense pressure changes. These cells likely assist in locating prey in the dark and murky waters in which crocodilians live.

Business ~ Initaitive
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National Enhanced Oil Recovery Initiative
PEV Dialogue
Natural Gas Initiative
ICT Initiative
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Energy Efficiency Web Portal ...

~ The process of adapting to the physical impacts of climate change on the environment, the economy, infrastructure and society at large. Examples are raising river or coastal dikes and the substitution of more temperature-shock resistant plants for sensitive ones.

~ The adjustment of an organism or population to a new or altered environment through genetic changes brought about by natural selection. adiabatic process A thermodynamic change of state of a system such that no heat or mass is transferred across the boundaries of the system.

At this point we should differentiate between the terms ~ and acclimation. Some plants are better adapted to cope with a drought. Others aren't very drought hardy but they can be acclimated to perform better.

Climate Change 2007: Impacts, ~ and Vulnerability [pdf], the report from Working Group II of the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)-which took six years to compile and draws on the research of 2, ...

The 63-page guide (downloads in pdf) is clearly written in plain English, and offers comprehensive information on the science of global climate change, potential impacts, ~ and mitigation strategies, and policies.

Since desert conditions are so severe, the plants that live there need to have ~s to compensate for the lack of water.

A coordinating and integrating system which functions in the ~ of an organism to its environment; in vertebrates, the system consists of the brain, brainstem, spinal cord, cranial and peripheral nerves, and ganglia.
Translations of "nervous system":
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US Oil War - or ~? Options for Dealing with Peak Oil and Shortages
How to Naturally Solve Your Sugar Ant Problem ...

Specialized landscapes with warm, dry summers; cool, wet winters; many unique plant and animal ~s; and many levels of endemism.
See megalopolis.

All the factors that contribute to a species
increasing its number. Reproduction, migration, ~ etc.
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With its capacity for reporting on climate change, its consequences, and the viability of ~ and mitigation measures, the IPCC is also looked to as the official advisory body to the world's governments on the state of the science of the climate change issue.

When ecosystems are disturbed, the level of their functioning often changes as part of the ~ to the disturbance. When the disturbance is due to a human impact, the change in function usually leads to a decrease in the ecosystem services produced.

See also: See also: What is the meaning of Water, Environment, Climate, Environmental, Climate change?

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