Contention 4: Success in Adaptation
Claim: There have already been successful cases in adaptation to climate change.
Warrant: According to weADAPT, "Senegal is highly vulnerable to climate change, particularly in its coastal zone, where two-thirds of the population lives. [….] Senegal’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process has created institutional mechanisms that facilitate strategic linkages between local and national adaptation planning in climate-sensitive sectors. "
Impact: There has been successful adaptation in Senegal, a country that only has a total GPD of 9.3 billion U.S dollars, while China's GDP is 2.5679 trillion, which is 276 times more than the GDP of Senegal. This proves that adaptation is cheap enough for countries in economic difficulties. Many countries around the world do not have strong enough economies for them to mitigate to climate change. On the other hand, adaptation is possible for more than 65% of countries in the world when there are only so many countries that will be affected by climate change.