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How vulnerable are interest groups to extremes?



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The Study adopted a decision-scaling approach to defining climate risk to help move towards a strategy for adaptive management. The approach begins with stakeholders and determines their domain of vulnerabilities, and then assesses whether those conditions are possible or plausible based on the available climate science. To this end, the technical work groups (TWG) established by the IUGLS for each of the various interests affected by regulation of Lake Superior levels were tasked with identifying examples where those individuals, businesses, communities and organizations within their specific area of interest were vulnerable to lake level fluctuations. Each TWG developed a range of “coping zones” for its specific interest that assessed vulnerability to water level fluctuations as well as confounding factors such as glacial isostatic adjustment, wind/waves/storm surges and precipitation patterns.
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