Research News > Local people's perceptions of climate change from around the world

A review paper in Nature Climate Change by RA members Valentina Savo, Ken Lertzman & colleagues spans 137 countries and +10,000 observations of how climate change is experienced by local communities.


Observations of climate change among subsistence-oriented communities around the world by Valentina Savo and colleagues reveals the ways in which climate change is impacting subsistence-oriented communities. The authors note that the extensive observational data is consistent with global modelling but also highlights secondary impacts on ecosystems that pose threats to food security in many communities. Local level data and analyses are needed for community-based adaptation strategies that directly affect people's well-being.

Supplementary files include the full set of references for papers used in the analysis.

Link to article: http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/v6/n5/full/nclimate2958.html

Full citation: Savo, V., D. Lepofsky, J.P. Benner, K.E. Kohfeld, J. Bailey, and K. Lertzman. 2016. Observations of climate change among subsistence-oriented communities around the world. Nature Climate Change 6:462-474. DOI: 10.1038/NCLIMATE2958