Cultural dimensions of climate change impacts and adaptation

Adger, W. Neil, Barnett, Jon, Brown, Katrina, Marshall, Nadine, and O'Brien, Karen (2013) Cultural dimensions of climate change impacts and adaptation. Nature Climate Change, 3 (2). pp. 112-117.

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Abstract

Society's response to every dimension of global climate change is mediated by culture. We analyse new research across the social sciences to show that climate change threatens cultural dimensions of lives and livelihoods that include the material and lived aspects of culture, identity, community cohesion and sense of place. We find, furthermore, that there are important cultural dimensions to how societies respond and adapt to climate-related risks. We demonstrate how culture mediates changes in the environment and changes in societies, and we elucidate shortcomings in contemporary adaptation policy.

Item ID: 30030
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
ISSN: 1758-6798
Funders: Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, UK, Australian Research Council (ARC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Projects and Grants: ARC DP0556977, ESRC RES-051-27-0263
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2013 09:42
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1604 Human Geography > 160403 Social and Cultural Geography @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960301 Climate Change Adaptation Measures @ 100%
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