Climate Change Modeling for Local Adaptation in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region
Armando Lamadrid, Ilan Kelman (eds)
Volume 11, Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management series, Emerald Group Publishing, 2012 | ISBN: 978-1-78052-486-3

This publication presents a portrait of the social advantages and limitations of climate change related modeling in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan region. It addresses the implied but largely uncritiqued relationships between scientific modeling knowledge and local adaptation responses, as well as theoretical perspectives on modeling and adaptation. Chapters address, among others: technocratic approaches and community contexts: viewpoints of those most at risk from environmental disasters in mountain areas, Northern Pakistan; Does climate modeling help when studying adaptation to environmental changes? The case of Ladakh, India; Tibetan nomads facing an uncertain future: impacts of climate change on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau; and scientific and social uncertainties in climate change: the Hindu Kush-Himalaya in regional perspective. Further information …