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  • Marie-Jeanne S. Royer
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Climate Studies book series (BRIEFSCLIMATE)

Abstract

How do you start a book about climate change? The subject topic has grown rapidly, and it now feels that you can’t turn around without hearing about it. It is broached in a myriad of ways from the purely scientific to the social, cultural, political, environmental, and the list goes on. In 2010 Anderegg et al. presented results indicating that 97 % of publishing climate scientists agreed with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that there is “unequivocal” warming of the climate system over the second half of the twentieth century and that “most” of this warming is “very likely” due to anthropogenic greenhouse gases (IPCC 2007; Anderegg et al. 2010). Such an interest in climate change is not surprising as increased climatic perturbations are having noticeable effects on our planet. However, for many climate change remains something that is distant both in time and place (Spence et al. 2012; Capstick and Pidgeon 2014).

Keywords

Climate Change Food Insecurity Indigenous Community Traditional Ecological Knowledge Climatic Perturbation 
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  • Marie-Jeanne S. Royer
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  1. 1.Geography and Earth Sciences (DGES)Aberystwyth UniversityAberystwythUK

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