Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples in the United States

Impacts, Experiences and Actions

Editors: Maldonado, Julie Koppel, Benedict, Colombi, Pandya, Rajul (Eds.)

  • Written by a panel of experts in the effects of climate change on tribal communities
  • Proposes strategies of adaptation and gives a timely report on climate change impacts on indigenous communities
  • Applicable to all indigenous communities facing climate change
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About this book

With a long history and deep connection to the Earth’s resources, indigenous peoples have an intimate understanding and ability to observe the impacts linked to climate change. Traditional ecological knowledge and tribal experience play a key role in developing future scientific solutions for adaptation to the impacts. The book explores climate-related issues for indigenous communities in the United States, including loss of traditional knowledge, forests and ecosystems, food security and traditional foods, as well as water, Arctic sea ice loss, permafrost thaw and relocation. The book also highlights how tribal communities and programs are responding to the changing environments. Fifty authors from tribal communities, academia, government agencies and NGOs contributed to the book.

Previously published in Climatic Change, Volume 120, Issue 3, 2013.

About the authors

Fifty authors from tribal communities, academia, government agencies and NGOs contributed to the book, which explores climate-related issues in indigenous communities in the U.S., including loss of traditional knowledge, forests and ecosystems; food security and traditional foods and water, Arctic sea ice loss, permafrost thaw and relocation.

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“The articles in this collection lend timely evidence and detailed research to individuals and organizations seeking new solutions to the climate change crisis. They offer new paradigms for viewing ecological shifts, and negotiating the relationship between lawmakers, environmental scientists, and tribes indigenous to the United States. It also offers new and useful vocabulary for future researchers and policy makers … . this book will undoubtedly support and inspire further research.” (Rose Sayre, Natural Hazards Observer, Vol. XXXIX (3), January, 2015)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: climate change and indigenous peoples of the USA

    Wildcat, Daniel R.

    Pages 1-7

  • Justice forward: Tribes, climate adaptation and responsibility

    Whyte, Kyle Powys

    Pages 9-22

  • Culture, law, risk and governance: contexts of traditional knowledge in climate change adaptation

    Williams, Terry (et al.)

    Pages 23-36

  • The impacts of climate change on tribal traditional foods

    Lynn, Kathy (et al.)

    Pages 37-48

  • Indigenous frameworks for observing and responding to climate change in Alaska

    Cochran, Patricia (et al.)

    Pages 49-59

Buy this book

eBook $74.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-05266-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-05265-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35798-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples in the United States
Book Subtitle
Impacts, Experiences and Actions
Editors
  • Julie Koppel Maldonado
  • Colombi Benedict
  • Rajul Pandya
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05266-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05266-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-05265-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35798-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 174
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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