Local perspectives on a global phenomenon—Climate change in Eastern Tibetan villages

Byg, A. and Salick, J. (2009) Local perspectives on a global phenomenon—Climate change in Eastern Tibetan villages. Global Environmental Change, 19 (2). pp. 156-166.

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Tibetan villagers’ perceptions of climate change and its impacts are very detailed and can give important insights into local concerns and processes of climate change. Perceived climate changes and impacts differed significantly even within a small geographic area. Furthermore, climate change was seen as a moral and spiritual issue. These interpretations affect how people deal with climate change and its impacts and which solutions are regarded as relevant. In order to effectively address climate change impacts at the local scale and to enable the process of adaptation, it is necessary to address a combination of perceptions, local variations, moral and spiritual interpretations, and locally relevant solutions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Perceptions, Local knowledge, Climate change impacts, China
Author Affiliation: Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University Centre for the Environment,United Kingdom Missouri Botanical Garden, USA
Subjects: Atmosperic Science > Climatology
Environmental Science > Ecology
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr Arbind Seth
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2013 14:13
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2013 14:13
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2009.01.010
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/10918

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