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Local communities’ belief in climate change in a rural region of Sub-Saharan Africa

Albert Ayorinde Abegunde ()
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Albert Ayorinde Abegunde: Obafemi Awolowo University

Environment, Development and Sustainability: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Theory and Practice of Sustainable Development, 2017, vol. 19, issue 4, No 22, 1489-1522

Abstract: Abstract A survey among adult residents (n = 416) was designed to understand their belief in and concern for climate change (CC) across three rural community groups in Osun State, Nigeria. This was with a view to understand their perspectives and to assist in Sub-Saharan Africa CC policy formulation. Over half (52.6 %) of the residents who did not believe in CC were illiterate (55.3 %) but were aware, especially through radio (43.0 %). Awareness through government agents, newspaper and information from weather stations were poorly reported. The residents observed variability in their local climate conditions over the decades and were highly concerned (69.2 %) of the effects of this on their farming activities. Residents’ belief in and concern for CC in hamlet (r = 0.303) and compact (r = 0.406) rural communities were significant (P

Keywords: Climate change; Belief; Concern; Awareness; Rural communities; Sub-Saharan Africa (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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