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A science of loss

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Avoiding losses from climate change requires socially engaged research that explains what people value highly, how climate change imperils these phenomena, and strategies for embracing and managing grief.

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  1. Jon Barnett and Lesley Head are at University of Melbourne, School of Geography, 221 Bouverie Street, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia

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  2. Petra Tschakert is at University of Western Australia, School of Earth and Environment, School of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 35 Stirling Highway, M004 Crawley, Perth, Western Australia 6009, Australia

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  3. W. Neil Adger is at Geography, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter, Amory Building, Rennes Drive, Exeter EX4 4RJ, UK

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