24 May 2016

New publication: Unsettling times: living with the changing horizons of the Peruvian Andes

This news is redirected by The Secretariat for Development Cooperation at SCIENCE from the Department of Food and Resource Economics.

Author: Mattias Borg Rasmussen

As in many other parts of the Peruvian Andes, the peasants of rural Recuay report receding glaciers, altered patterns of precipitation, and disappearing species of plants and wildlife among the many things that may unsettle the everyday. Susan Whyte’s concept of uncertainty highlights the fact that climate change emerges in different ways in particular situations. It informs water politics and local lives but is not a priori the most important part of the story. Rather than adapting to climate change, people adapt climate change to their social worlds.
 
Original language English
Journal Latin American Perspectives
Number of pages 14
ISSN 0094-582X
DOIs

http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0094582X16637867

State E-pub ahead of print - 14 Mar 2016