Kates, R.W., W.R. Travis, and T.J. Wilbanks, 2012. Transformational adaptation when incremental adaptations to climate change are insufficient. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 109, No. 19, pp. 7156-7161, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1115521109.
Kates, R.W. with National Academies, 2010. Committee on America’s Climate Choices, Panel on Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change, Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change, Washington: National Academies Press.
Kates, R. W. and T. J. Wilbanks, 2003. Making the Global Local: Responding to Climate Change Concerns from the Ground Up, Environment, Vol. 45, No. 3, pp.12-23.
Kates, R. W., 2001. Queries on the Human Use of the Earth, Annual Review of Energy and Environment, vol.26, pp.1-26.
Kates, R. W., 2000. Cautionary Tales: Adaptation and the Global Poor, Climatic Change, Vol.45, pp. 5-17.
Wilbanks, T. J. and R. W. Kates, 1999. Global Change in Local Places: How Scale Matters, Climatic Change 43(3):601-628.
Kates, R. W. and R. D. Torrie, 1998. Global Change in Local Places, Environment, Vol. 40. No. 2, pp. 5, 39-41.
Kates, R. W., M. W. Mayfield, R. D. Torrie, and B. Witcher, 1998. Methods for Estimating Greenhouse Gases from Local Places, Local Environment. Vol. 3, No.3, pp. 279-297.
Kates, R. W., 1997. Review of Climate Change: 1995: Impacts, Adaptations, and Mitigation, R.T. Watson, M.C. Zinyowera, and R. H. Moss (eds.), Environment, Vol.39 No. 9, pp. 29-33.
Kates, R. W., 1985. Foreword, Part I Overview, Part II Biosphysical Impacts, Part III Social and Economic Impacts and Adjustments, Part IV Integrated Assessment, in Robert W. Kates, Jesse H. Ausubel and Mimi Berberian (eds.), Climate Impact Assessment: Studies of the Interaction of Climate and Society, John Wiley, pp. 1-2, 103-104, 247-249, 465-467.
Kates, R. W., 1985. The Interaction of Climate and Society, in Robert W. Kates, Jesse H. Ausubel and Mimi Berberian (eds.), Climate Impact Assessment: Studies of the Interaction of Climate and Society, John Wiley, pp. 3-36.
Kates, R. W., J. H. Ausubel, and M. Berberian (eds.), 1985. Climate Impact Assessment: Studies of the Interaction of Climate and Society, ICSU/SCOPE Report No. 27, John Wiley.
Kates, R. W., S. A. Changnon, Jr., T. R. Karl and W. Riebsame, 1984. The Climate Impact Perception and Adjustment Experiment (CLIMPAX): A Proposal for Collaborative Research, Worcester: Climate and Society Research Group, Clark University, Center for Technology, Environment, and Development.
Downing, T. E. and R. W. Kates, 1982. The International Response to the Threat of Chloroflurocarbon to Atmospheric Ozone, The American Economic Review 72, No. 2, May pp. 267-272.
Bowden, M. J., R. W. Kates, P. A. Ray, W. E. Riebsame, R. A. Warrick, D. L. Johnson, H. A. Gould, and D. Wiener, 1981. The Effect of Climate Fluctuations on Human Populations: Two Hypotheses, in T.M.L. Wigley and G. Farmer (eds.), Climate and History: Studies in Past Climates and Their Impact on Man, Cambridge University Press, pp. 479-513.
Kates, R. W., 1981. Improving the Science of Climate Impact Study, Proceedings of the Technical Conference on Climate-- Asia and Western Pacific Guangzhou, China, 15-20 December, 1980, World Meteorological Organization Pub. #578, pp. 446-449.
Kates, R. W., 1979. Climate and Society: Lessons from Recent Events, Proceedings of the World Climate Conference, Geneva: World Meteorological Organization Publication No. 387, pp. 682-691.
Hare, F. K., R. W. Kates, and A. Warren, 1977. The Making of Deserts: Climate, Ecology, and Society, Economic Geography, Vol. 53, No. 4, pp. 332-346.
Kates, R. W., D. L. Johnson, and K. Johnson Haring, 1977. Population, Society and Desertification, Desertification: Its Causes and Consequences, Pergamon Press, pp. 261-318.
Julian, P. R., R. W. Kates, and W.R.D. Sewell, 1969. Estimating Probabilities of Research Success in Atmospheric Sciences: Results of a Pilot Investigation, Water Resources Research, Vol. V, No. 1, pp. 215-227.
Sewell, W. R. D. and R. W. Kates, 1968. Contributions of Geographical Analysis to the Study of Human Response to Weather and Climate, Human Dimensions of the Atmosphere, pp. 29-41.
Sewell, W. R. D., R. W. Kates, and W.J. Maunder, 1968. Measuring the Economic Impact of Weather and Weather Modification: A Review of Techniques of Analysis, Human Dimensions of the Atmosphere, pp. 103-112.
Sewell, W.R. D., R. W. Kates, and L. Phillips, 1968. Human Response to Weather and Climate: Geographical Contributions, The Geographical Review, Vol. LVIII, No. 2, pp. 262-280.
Crutchfield, J. A., R. W. Kates, and W. R. D. Sewell, 1967. Benefit-Cost Analysis and the National Oceanographic Program, Natural Resources Journal, Vol. VII, No. 3, pp. 361-375.