Cultural dimensions of climate change impacts and adaptation

@article{Adger2013CulturalDO,
  title={Cultural dimensions of climate change impacts and adaptation},
  author={W. Neil Adger and Jon Barnett and Katrina Brown and Nadine A. Marshall and Karen L. O’Brien},
  journal={Nature Climate Change},
  year={2013},
  volume={3},
  pages={112-117}
}
Society's response to climate change is inevitably mediated by culture. In a Review Article that analyses important new research from across the social sciences, climate change is shown to threaten important cultural dimensions of people's lives and livelihoods — including material and lived aspects of culture, identity, community cohesion and sense of place. 

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