Perceptions of climate and environmental change in Northcentral Kansas

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Show simple item record Wilson, Iris E. 2011-05-26T14:15:42Z 2011-05-26T14:15:42Z 2011-05-26
dc.description.abstract Global and regional climates have changed significantly in recent decades. One of the sectors most affected by a changing climate is agriculture. While the scientific consensus is clear that climate has changed, a declining number of Americans believe in the seriousness of “global warming”. Bridging this knowledge gap will require a more in depth understanding of public perceptions of climate change. The research reported here addressed public perceptions of climate and environmental change in north central Kansas and found that farmers are aware that climate has changed over their lifetimes. Local residents were found to be aware on ongoing environmental changes and adopting changes in land management practices that balance improving environmental conditions with the need to make a profit. More information is needed on what information sources and presentation styles would work best for the communication of updated information, both for communicating with farmers and with educators. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Kansas National Science Foundation Experimental Program To Stimulate Competitive Research en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Climate change en_US
dc.subject Climate perceptions en_US
dc.subject Kansas en_US
dc.subject Environmental perceptions en_US
dc.title Perceptions of climate and environmental change in Northcentral Kansas en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Master of Arts en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Geography en_US
dc.description.advisor John A. Harrington Jr en_US
dc.subject.umi Agriculture, General (0473) en_US
dc.subject.umi Climate Change (0404) en_US
dc.subject.umi Environmental management (0474) en_US
dc.subject.umi Geography (0366) en_US 2011 en_US May en_US

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