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Contribution of anthropology to the study of climate change

Barnes, Jessica, Dove, Michael, Lahsen, Myanna, Mathews, Andrew, McElwee, Pamela, McIntosh, Roderick, Moore, Frances, O'Reilly, Jessica, Orlove, Ben, Puri, Rajindra K., and others. (2013) Contribution of anthropology to the study of climate change. Nature Climate Change, 3 . pp. 541-544. ISSN 1758-678X. E-ISSN 1758-6798. (doi:10.1038/nclimate1775) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Understanding the challenge that climate change poses and crafting appropriate adaptation and mitigation mechanisms requires input from the breadth of the natural and social sciences. Anthropology's in-depth fieldwork methodology, long engagement in questions of society–environment interactions and broad, holistic view of society yields valuable insights into the science, impacts and policy of climate change. Yet the discipline's voice in climate change debates has remained a relatively marginal one until now. Here, we identify three key ways that anthropological research can enrich and deepen contemporary understandings of climate change.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1038/nclimate1775
Uncontrolled keywords: Anthropology; Climate Change;
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation > Environmental Anthropology and Ethnobiology
Depositing User: Rajindra K Puri
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2016 11:04 UTC
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 04:11 UTC
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