Farmers and Climate Change: A Cross-National Comparison of Beliefs and Risk Perceptions in High-Income Countries

dc.contributor.author Arbuckle, J. Gordon
dc.contributor.author Prokopy, Linda
dc.contributor.author Arbuckle, J. Gordon
dc.contributor.author Barnes, Andrew
dc.contributor.author Haden, V. R.
dc.contributor.author Tyndall, John
dc.contributor.author Hogan, Anthony
dc.contributor.author Niles, Meredith
dc.contributor.author Tyndall, John
dc.contributor.department Natural Resource Ecology and Management
dc.contributor.department Sociology
dc.date 2019-09-21T15:09:33.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-02T06:50:27Z
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dc.date.copyright Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2015
dc.date.issued 2015-08-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Climate change has serious implications for the agricultural industry—both in terms of the need to adapt to a changing climate and to modify practices to mitigate for the impacts of climate change. In high-income countries where farming tends to be very intensive and large scale, it is important to understand farmers’ beliefs and concerns about climate change in order to develop appropriate policies and communication strategies. Looking across six study sites—Scotland, Midwestern United States, California, Australia, and two locations in New Zealand—this paper finds that over half of farmers in each location believe that climate change is occurring. However, there is a wide range of beliefs regarding the anthropogenic nature of climate change; only in Australia do a majority of farmers believe that climate change is anthropogenic. In all locations, a majority of farmers believe that climate change is not a threat to local agriculture. The different policy contexts and existing impacts from climate change are discussed as possible reasons for the variation in beliefs. This study compared varying surveys from the different locations and concludes that survey research on farmers and climate change in diverse locations should strive to include common questions to facilitate comparisons.</p>
dc.description.comments <p>This is a manuscript of an article published as Prokopy, Linda S., J. G. Arbuckle, Andrew P. Barnes, V. R. Haden, Anthony Hogan, Meredith T. Niles, and John Tyndall. "Farmers and climate change: A cross-national comparison of beliefs and risk perceptions in high-income countries." <em>Environmental management</em> 56, no. 2 (2015): 492-504. doi: <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00267-015-0504-2" target="_blank">10.1007/s00267-015-0504-2</a>. Posted with permission.</p>
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dc.source.uri 10.1007/s00267-015-0504-2
dc.subject.disciplines Agriculture
dc.subject.disciplines Climate
dc.subject.disciplines Natural Resources and Conservation
dc.subject.disciplines Rural Sociology
dc.subject.keywords climate change
dc.subject.keywords farmers
dc.subject.keywords beliefs
dc.subject.keywords risk perceptions
dc.subject.keywords surveys
dc.subject.keywords agriculture
dc.title Farmers and Climate Change: A Cross-National Comparison of Beliefs and Risk Perceptions in High-Income Countries
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