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Kalinga, K. K. and Rath, N. (2019). A comparative assessment of climate change related knowledge and perception of Coastal and Tribal community
Climate change is a global problem with local ramifications. It supposed to impact all nations and states across borders. But the way it is perceived by different stakeholders varies. Perception towards climate change matters because it will shape the way knowledge is framed and risk is calculated. It is also important to examine the knowledge of those people who are affected the most due to climate change. The present paper tries to understand the perception of farmers on climate change. As agriculture is one of the most climate sensitive sectors, it becomes pertinent here to explore are the farmers aware about climatic changes or not. The study has taken two different communities, i.e. tribal and coastal community and tries to find the difference in their perception. It was found that even though the literacy rate is low but majority of the members are well aware about climate change and its different indicators.
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