Farmer beliefs and concerns about climate change and attitudes toward adaptation and mitigation: Evidence from Iowa

dc.contributor.author Arbuckle, J. Gordon
dc.contributor.author Morton, Lois
dc.contributor.author Arbuckle, J. Gordon
dc.contributor.author Hobbs, Jon
dc.contributor.department Sociology
dc.date 2018-02-16T19:21:00.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-02T06:50:20Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-02T06:50:20Z
dc.date.copyright Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2013
dc.date.issued 2013-06-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Agriculture is both vulnerable to climate change impacts and a significant source of greenhouse gases. Increasing agriculture’s resilience and reducing its contribution to climate change are societal priorities. Survey data collected from Iowa farmers are analyzed to answer the related research questions: (1) do farmers support adaptation and mitigation actions, and (2) do beliefs and concerns about climate change influence those attitudes. Results indicate that farmers who were concerned about the impacts of climate change on agriculture and attributed it to human activities had more positive attitudes toward both adaptive and mitigative management strategies. Farmers who believed that climate change is not a problem because human ingenuity will enable adaptations and who did not believe climate change is occurring or believed it is a natural phenomenon—a substantial percentage of farmers—tended not to support mitigation.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This article is from <em>Climatic Change</em> 118 (2013): 551, <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10584-013-0700-0" target="_blank">doi:10.1007/s10584-013-0700-0</a>. Posted with permission.</p>
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dc.source.uri 10.1007/s10584-013-0700-0
dc.subject.disciplines Agricultural and Resource Economics
dc.subject.disciplines Community-Based Research
dc.subject.disciplines Demography, Population, and Ecology
dc.subject.disciplines Rural Sociology
dc.subject.keywords Statistics
dc.title Farmer beliefs and concerns about climate change and attitudes toward adaptation and mitigation: Evidence from Iowa
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