Perception of Local Climate Change of Rural Residents in Huining County and Southwestern Shandong Province

  • Key Laboratory of Western China's Environmental System (Ministry 0f Education), Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, Gansu 730000, China

Received date: 2010-10-14

  Revised date: 2010-12-21

  Online published: 2011-06-20


Based on questionnaire survey, climate data and agricultural disaster data, this paper concerned about how the rural residents in Huining County of Gansu Province and in Shanxian of Shandong Province perceived local climate change in the past 20 years and which factors influenced their perceptions. It is found that at the most cases, the majority of respondents could perceive the trend of local climate change correctly. It is argued that perception of respondents of local climate change is decided basically by the trend of climate changes and its effects on their production and daily life, but other factors, such as obvious climate change occurred recently and extreme weather conditions, play a decisive role in some cases as well.

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CHANG Gen-ying, LI Man, HUANG Fu-peng . Perception of Local Climate Change of Rural Residents in Huining County and Southwestern Shandong Province[J]. SCIENTIA GEOGRAPHICA SINICA, 2011 , 31(6) : 708 -714 . DOI: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2011.06.708


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