Karen O'Brien - Selected Publications#

O’Brien, K. L. (2021). You Matter More Than You Think: Quantum Social Change for a Thriving World. Oslo: cCHANGE press.

Leichenko, R.M. and K.L. O’Brien (2019) Climate and Society: Transforming the Future. London: Polity Press.

O’Brien, K., Selboe, E. and B.M. Hayward. (2018) Exploring youth activism on climate change: dutiful, disruptive, and dangerous dissent. Ecology and Society 23(3):42.

O’Brien, K. (2018). Is the 1.5°C Target Possible? Exploring the Three Spheres of Transformation. Current Opinion in Sustainability 31: 153-160.

Pelling, M, K O’Brien, D Matyas (2015) Adaptation and transformation, Climatic Change 133 (1), 113-127.

Adger, W. N., Barnett, J., Brown, K., Marshall, N. and O'Brien, K. (2013). Cultural dimensions of climate change impacts and adaptation. Nature Climate Change, 3: 112–117.

O’Brien, K. (2012) Global environmental change II. From adaptation to deliberate transformation. Progress in Human Geography 36(5): 667-676.

O’Brien, K. and Wolf, J. (2010) A Values-based Approach to Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 1: 232-242.

Leichenko, R.M. and K.L. O’Brien (2008) Environmental Change and Globalization: Double Exposures. New York: Oxford University Press.

O’Brien, K.L. et al. (2007) Why different interpretations of vulnerability matter in climate change discourses. Climate Policy 7: 73-88.

O’Brien, K. et al. (2004) Mapping vulnerability to multiple stressors: Climate change and economic globalization in India. Global Environmental Change 14(4): 303-313.

O’Brien, K.L., L. Sygna and J.E. Haugen (2004) Vulnerable or resilient? A multi-scale assessment of climate impacts and vulnerability in Norway, Climatic Change 64: 193-225.

Leichenko, R. and K. O’Brien (2002) The dynamics of rural vulnerability to global change: The case of Southern Africa. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 7: 1-18.

O’Brien, K. and R. Leichenko (2000) Double exposure: Assessing the impacts of climate change within the context of economic globalization. Global Environmental Change 10(3): 221-232.

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