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Climate change adaptation : Daku village case study, Republic of Fiji

Latu, Savae (2013) Climate change adaptation : Daku village case study, Republic of Fiji. Economica Oceanica, 1 . pp. 1-9. ISSN N/A

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    Abstract

    Over the years, it is argued CIEL [2] that humanity is conducting an unintended but uncontrolled globally pervasive experiment whose ultimate consequences could be second only to a global nuclear war. The Earth’s atmosphere is being changed at an unprecedented rate by pollutants resulting from human activities. These changes represent a major threat to international security and are already having harmful consequences over many parts of the globe. The environment upon which we live and on which our continuing existence depends has limited capacity therefore, mankind can hardly afford to continue to consider it as a resource to be exploited for short-term irretrievable profits. If we are to enjoy a safe and a successful life on the planet Earth then, we must use the limited resources at our disposal wisely, by being good stewards of our own environment. Our environment has been intimidated by our actions and the need to better manage it has been debated widely and vigorously in recent years. Even though natural forces can influence and shape our environment, it takes a long period of time for us to realise the changes that have occurred except for the changes caused by natural calamities. In contrast, humankind has now been condemned for rapidly changing our environment and annihilating the non-renewable resources. It is therefore necessary that our actions in relation to our environment should be managed properly such that we as well as the future generations may enjoy what nature has preserved. This paper contributes to the global efforts to combat and mitigate the effects of climate change especially the impacts on the life and health of people in developing countries. Thomas and Twyman [3] claim that considerable amount of literature has suggested that the poorest and most vulnerable communities, mostly in developing countries, will disproportionately experience the adverse effects of the 21st century climate change.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
    Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Land Management and Development
    Depositing User: Unnamed user with email savae.latu@usp.ac.fj
    Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2014 10:02
    Last Modified: 21 Jun 2016 14:39
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/7478
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