Stay or leave? Potential climate change adaptation strategies among Aboriginal people in coastal communities in northern Australia

  title={Stay or leave? Potential climate change adaptation strategies among Aboriginal people in coastal communities in northern Australia},
  author={Kerstin K. Zander and Lisa Petheram and Stephen Thomas Garnett},
  journal={Natural Hazards},
Coastal northern Australia is largely owned and occupied by Aboriginal people who are strongly connected to their traditional country. We assess the views of Aboriginal people in Arnhem Land on the impacts of climate change and their possible precautionary responses to both sea level rise and a potential increase in the intensity of tropical cyclones in coastal communities. All respondents had heard about climate change, and 48 % had already seen environmental changes, particularly sea level… 

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