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Author Sillitoe, Paul

Title The Anthroposcene of Weather and Climate : Ethnographic Contributions to the Climate Change Debate
Published New York, NY : Berghahn Books, Incorporated, 2021


Description 1 online resource (354 pages)
Contents The Anthroposcene of Weather and Climate -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Part I. Local Weather Knowledge -- Chapter 1. There's Something in the Air -- But What? -- Chapter 2. Climate Change, Weather and Perception -- Part II. Adaptation Challenges -- Chapter 3. Indigenous Responses to Climate Change in Extreme Environments -- Chapter 4. Fornicating Frogs -- Chapter 5. Weather, Agency and Values at Work in a Glacier Ski Resort in Austria -- Chapter 6. The Moral Climate of Melting Glaciers -- Part III. Flows of Knowledge
Chapter 7. Making Sense of Climate Science -- Chapter 8. Practising Anthropology by Providing Climate Services for Farmers -- Chapter 9. Nepal's Climate-Change Cultural World -- Part IV. Climate Politics -- Chapter 10. Down to Air -- Chapter 11. Imagining Nations and Producing Climate-Change Knowledge in Brazil -- Chapter 12. Embanking the Sundarbans -- Afterword -- Index
Summary "While it is widely acknowledged that climate change is among the greatest global challenges of our times, it has local implications too. This volume forefronts these local issues, giving anthropology a voice in this great debate, which is otherwise dominated by natural scientists and policy makers. It shows what an ethnographic focus can offer in furthering our understanding of the lived realities of climate debates. Contributors from communities around the world discuss local knowledge of, and responses to, environmental changes that need to feature in scientifically framed policies regarding mitigation and adaptation measures if they are to be effective"-- Provided by publisher
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Subject Climatic changes -- Social aspects -- Case studies
Weather -- Social aspects -- Case studies
Climatic changes -- Effect of human beings on -- Case studies
Weather -- Effect of human beings on -- Case studies
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Environmental Policy.
Climatic changes -- Effect of human beings on.
Climatic changes -- Social aspects.
Weather -- Effect of human beings on.
Weather -- Social aspects.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1800732325