Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

6-2013

Journal or Book Title

Climatic Change

Volume

118

Issue

3-4

First Page

551

Last Page

563

DOI

10.1007/s10584-013-0700-0

Abstract

Agriculture is both vulnerable to climate change impacts and a significant source of greenhouse gases. Increasing agriculture’s resilience and reducing its contribution to climate change are societal priorities. Survey data collected from Iowa farmers are analyzed to answer the related research questions: (1) do farmers support adaptation and mitigation actions, and (2) do beliefs and concerns about climate change influence those attitudes. Results indicate that farmers who were concerned about the impacts of climate change on agriculture and attributed it to human activities had more positive attitudes toward both adaptive and mitigative management strategies. Farmers who believed that climate change is not a problem because human ingenuity will enable adaptations and who did not believe climate change is occurring or believed it is a natural phenomenon—a substantial percentage of farmers—tended not to support mitigation.

Comments

This article is from Climatic Change 118 (2013): 551, doi:10.1007/s10584-013-0700-0. Posted with permission.

Rights

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Copyright Owner

Arbuckle, et. al.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf