Climatic Change Journal

Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples in the United States: Impacts, Experiences and Actions

  • Source: Climatic Change Journal, Spring Netherlands
  • Topic Area(s): Climate Change, Culture
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  • Year: 2013

A special issue of the Climatic Change journal (October 2013). Climatic Change is dedicated to the totality of the problem of climatic variability and change – its descriptions, causes, implications and interactions among these. The purpose of the journal is to provide a means of exchange among those working in different disciplines on problems related to climatic variations. Articles in this issue include:

  • Introduction: climate change and indigenous peoples of the USA
  • Justice forward: Tribes, climate adaptation and responsibility
  • Culture, law, risk and governance: contexts of traditional knowledge in climate change adaptation
  • The impacts of climate change on tribal traditional foods
  • Indigenous frameworks for observing and responding to climate change in Alaska
  • Climate change impacts on the water resources of American Indians and Alaska Natives in the U.S.
  • Climate change in arid lands and Native American socioeconomic vulnerability: The case of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe
  • The impact of climate change on tribal communities in the US: displacement, relocation, and human rights
  • Cultural impacts to tribes from climate change influences on forests
  • Changing streamflow on Columbia basin tribal lands—climate change and salmon
  • Exploring effects of climate change on Northern Plains American Indian health
  • The effect of climate change on glacier ablation and baseflow support in the Nooksack River basin and implications on Pacific salmonid species protection and recovery
  • Re-thinking colonialism to prepare for the impacts of rapid environmental change

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