Climate change and indigenous peoples in the United States: Impacts, experiences and actions

Julie Koppel Maldonado, Benedict Colombi, Rajul Pandya

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12 Scopus citations

Abstract

With a long history and deep connection to the Earth's resources, indigenous peoples have an intimate understanding and ability to observe the impacts linked to climate change. Traditional ecological knowledge and tribal experience play a key role in developing future scientific solutions for adaptation to the impacts. The book explores climate-related issues for indigenous communities in the United States, including loss of traditional knowledge, forests and ecosystems, food security and traditional foods, as well as water, Arctic sea ice loss, permafrost thaw and relocation. The book also highlights how tribal communities and programs are responding to the changing environments. Fifty authors from tribal communities, academia, government agencies and NGOs contributed to the book.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages174
ISBN (Electronic)9783319052663
ISBN (Print)3319052659, 9783319052656
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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