This paper argues that adaptation and mitigation should be kept largely separate. It also looks at a few exceptions where adaptation and mitigation should be integrated, and warns that the results are even more politically incorrect than seeing adaptation as accepting defeat in mitigation

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Tol, R. S. J.
Environmental Science & Policy

Tol, R. S. J., 2005. Adaptation and mitigation: Trade-offs in substance and methods. Environmental Science & Policy 8, 572–578.

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