This is a continuing bibliography of sources of information, compiled by Dr. Krista Harper, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology and the Center for Public Policy and Administration, University of Massachusetts Amherst from suggestions by the list-serv E-Anth [A forum for discussing ecology and the environment in anthropology and related social sciences. For more information visit http://www.eanth.org
It is reproduced here with her permission.
This is not a definitive bibliography so please add references in the comments. Let me know if I need to make corrections of typos, etc.
For those of you without a background, I would suggest you look first at
- Dincauze, Dena F. 2000. Environmental Archaeology: Principles and Practice. Cambridge University Press. # ISBN-10: 0521310776 # ISBN-13: 978-0521310772
We often forget about prehistoric adaptations to climate change. “Nuclear Winter” is another key term for finding information and data about climate change and human effects.
Bumsted, M Pamela, ed. 1986 NUCLEAR WINTER: THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF HUMAN SURVIVAL
Proceedings of a session at the 84th annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, December 6, 1985, Washington, DC The Anthropology of Human Survival
There is also an earlier discussion about the human effects of global climate change, including anthropology and climate physics. Kellogg, William W., and Margaret Mead. 1977. The Atmosphere: endangered and endangering. Fogarty International Center proceedings, no. 39. [Bethesda]: U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health. http://13c4.wordpress.com/2007/11/29/anthropology-climate-change-war-environment-2/
- Bibliography compiled by Krista Harper 2008
Batterbury, S.P.J. 2008. Anthropology and global warming: the need for environmental engagement. The Australian Journal of Anthropology. 19 (1): 62-68 (AND WHOLE ISSUE).
Broad, K. 2000. El Nino and the Anthropological Opportunity. Practicing Anthropology 22(4): 20-3.
Broad, K., Orlove, B. 2007 Channeling globality: The 1997-98 El Ni? climate event in Peru. American Ethnologist 34(2):283-300
Crate, Susan A., and Mark Nuttall, eds. Anthropology and Climate Change: From Encounters to Actions. Left Coast Press, 2008.
Crate, Susan A. “Gone the Bull of Winter? Grappling with the Cultural Implications of and Anthropology’s Role(s) in Global Climate Change.” Current Anthropology 49.4 (2008): 569.
Cruikshank, Julie. Do Glaciers Listen?: Local Knowledge, Colonial Encounters, and Social Imagination. Vancouver: UBC Press; 2005.
Dietz, T., R. Ruben and A. Verhagen, eds. “The Impact of Climate Change on Drylands: With a Focus on West Africa”
Firth, Raymond. 1959. Critical Pressures on Food Supply and their Economic Effects. Chapter 3 from Social Change in Tikopia, pp. 51-76. London: Allen and Unwin.
Gutierrez, Maria. All that is Air Turns Solid: The Creation of a Market for Carbon Sequestration by Trees Under the Kyoto Protocol. Ph.D. Graduate Center, CUNY, 2007
Hovelsrud, Grete K., et al. CAVIAR – Community Adaptation and Vulnerability in the Arctic Regions – CICERO. http://www.cicero.uio.no/projects/detail.aspx?id=30170&lang=EN. Accessed 2008.
“IPY: International Polar Year.” 03/25/08 2008. Accessed10/28/2008 http://classic.ipy.org/development/eoi/details.php?id=513.
Lahsen, Myanna. Comment on Susan A. Crate’s “Gone the Bull of Winter? Grappling with the Cultural Implications of and Anthropology’s Role(s) in Global Climate Change,” Current Anthropology 49, 4, August 2008, pp. 587-588
—– “Knowledge, Democracy and Uneven Playing Fields: Insights from Climate Politics in and between the U.S. and Brazil.” Book chapter in Knowledge and Democracy: A 21st-Century Perspective, ed. Nico Stehr. London: Transaction Publishers, 2008.
—– “Experiences of Modernity in the Greenhouse: A Cultural Analysis of a Physicist ‘Trio’ Supporting the Conservative Backlash Against Global Warming.” Global Environmental Change 18(1), 2008, pp. 205-219.
—– “Trust Through Participation? Problems of Knowledge in Climate Decision Making.” Chapter in The Social Construction of Climate Change: Power, Knowledge, Norms, Discourses, ed. Mary Pettinger. Ashgate Publishing, 2007, pp. 173-196. Electronically available at: http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/our_science_their_science/pubs/lahsen_2007_pettenger1.pdf
—– “Seductive Simulations: Uncertainty Distribution Around Climate Models.” Social Studies of Science 2005 35, 895-922. Electronically available at: http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/admin/publication_files/resource-1891-2005.49.pdf
—– “Technocracy, Democracy and U.S. Climate Science Politics: The Need for Demarcations.” Science, Technology, and Human Values, 30(1), 137-169 (2005). Electronically available at: http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/admin/publication_files/resource-1892-2005.50.pdf
—– “Transnational Locals: Brazilian Scientists in the Climate Regime.” Book chapter in Earthly Politics: Local and Global in Environmental Politics, edited by Sheila Jasanoff and Marybeth Long-Martello (MIT Press, 2004).
—–“Brazilian Climate Epistemers’ Multiple Epistemes: An Exploration of Shared Meaning, Diverse Identities and Geopolitics in Global Change Science.” Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (BCSIA). Discussion Paper 2002-01. Cambridge, MA: Environment and Natural Resources Program, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2002. Available at: http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/gea/pubs/2002-01.htm
—– “The Detection and Attribution of Conspiracies: The Controversy Over Chapter 8” in George E. Marcus (ed.), Paranoia Within Reason: A Casebook on Conspiracy as Explanation, U. of Chicago Press, 1999. Available at: http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/admin/publication_files/resource-1893-1999.21.pdf
—– “Anthropology and the Trouble of Risk Society,” Anthropology News, Vol. 48, No. 9, December 2007, pp. 9-10. Accessible at: http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/admin/publication_files/resource-2584-2007.31.pdf
—– Climate Rhetoric: Constructions of Climate Science in the Age of Environmentalism. PhD Thesis, Rice University, 1998. Published by UMI Dissertation Services, Bell & Howell Company.
—– “Earth System Governance: Research in aid of global environmental sustainability,” International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme Global Change Newsletter, 70, December 2007. Accessible at: http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/admin/publication_files/resource-2585-2007.32.pdf
Lahsen, Myanna, Carlos A. Nobre and Jean P. Ometto. 2008. “Global Environmental Change Research: Empowering Developing Countries.” Annals of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, vol. 80, no. 3, Sept.
Lahsen, Myanna, Carlos A. Nobre. “The Challenge of Connecting International Science and Local Level Sustainability: The Case of the LBA.” Environmental Science and Policy 10 (1), 2007, pp. 62-74. For electronic copy and web log discussions about this article, see: http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/prometheus/archives/climate_change/001043lahsen_and_nobre_20.html
Lahsen, Myanna, Gunilla ?erg. The Role of Unstated Mistrust and Disparities in Scientific Capacity. Report published by The Swedish Institute for Climate Science and Policy Research, Link?ing University, Sweden, 2006. Second author: Gunilla ?erg. Available
Lazrus, Heather. “Island Vulnerability, Tuvalu.” Accessed 10/28/2008 http://www.islandvulnerability.org/tuvalu.html#lazrusphd. “Many Strong Voices.” 2008. 10/28/2008 http://www.manystrongvoices.org/.
Marx, S., Weber, E., Orlove, B. Leiserowitz, A. Krantz, D., Roncoli, C., Phillips, J. Two Communication and mental processes: Experiential and analytic processing of uncertain climate information. Global Environmental Change 17(1):47-58
May, Shannon. “Ecological Citizenship and a Plan for Sustainable Development.” City 12.2 (2008): 237.
May, Shannon. “Hope and Hazard in Rural China.” Far Eastern Economic Review (2008): 51-5.
McNeeley, Shannon. Climate Change and Variability in Interior Alaska: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Data Integration. http://www.2007amsterdamconference.org 2007 Amsterdam Conference, 2007.
Minnis, P. 1985. Social Adaptation to Food Stress: A prehistoric southwestern example. Univ of Chicago Press. Chapter 2: A Model of economic and organizational response to food stress. Pp. 12-42.
Orlove, B. 2005 Human adaptation to climate change: a review of three historical cases and some general perspectives. Environmental Science and Policy 8(6):589-600.
—–2008 Darkening Peaks: Glacier Retreat, Science and Society. Berkeley: California.
Orlove, B., Broad, K., Petty, A. 2004 Factors that influence the use of climate forecasts: Evidence from the 1997/98 El Nino event in Peru. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 85(11):1735-1743.
Orlove, B., Chiang, J., Cane, M. 2002 Ethnoclimatology in the Andes: A cross-disciplinary study uncovers a scientific basis for the scheme Andean potato farmers traditionally use to predict the coming rains. American Scientist 90(5):428-435.
Orlove, B., Chiang, J., Cane, M. 2000 Forecasting Andean rainfall and crop yield from the influence of El Ni? on Pleiades visibility. Nature 403:68-71.
Orlove, B., Tosteson, J. 1998 The application of seasonal to interannual climate forecasts based on El Ni?-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events: Lessons from Australia, Brazil, Ethiopia, Peru, and Zimbabwe. Working Papers in Environmental Politics 2. University of California, Berkeley, Institute of International Studies.
Orlove, B., Wiegandt, E., Luckman, B. H, 2008 The place of glaciers in natural and cultural landscapes. In Orlove, B., Wiegandt, E., Luckman, B. H, eds. Darkening peaks: glacial retreat, science and society. Berkeley: University of California Press. Pp. 3-19.
Parks, Bradley C., and J. Timmons Roberts. A Climate of Injustice: Global Inequality, North-South Politics, and Climate Policy. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2006.
Puri, R. 2008. Climate Change as a Driver in Social-Ecological Systems. In Howard et al. 2008. Scientific Framework for GIAHS. FAO: Rome.
—– 2007. Responses to Medium-term Stability in Climate: El Ni?, Droughts and Coping Mechanisms of Foragers and Farmers in Borneo. In Modern Crises and Traditional Strategies: Local Ecological Knowledge and Island Southeast Asia. Edited by Roy Ellen. Pp. 46-83. Oxford: Berghahn Books. (see bibliography here for other ethnographic studies!!)
Pyke, C. R., et al. Climate Change and the Chesapeake Bay: State-of-the-Science Review and Recommendations. Annapolis, MD: A Report from the Chesapeake Bay Program Science and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC), 2008.
Rayner, S. 2003. Domesticating nature: commentary on the anthropological study of weather and climate discourse. In Strauss S and B.S. Orlove (eds). Weather, culture, climate, (pp277-290). Oxford: Berg.
Risbey 2007. The new climate discourse: Alarmist or alarming? Global Environmetal Change.
Roncoli, C. 2006. Ethnographic and participatory approaches to research on farmers’ responses to climate predictions. Climate Research 33: 81-99.
Salick, J. and Byg, A, eds, 2007. Indigneous Peoples and Climate Change. Report of Symposium 12-13 April 2007, Environmental Change Institute, Oxford. A Tyndall Centre Publication, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, Oxford. http://www.tyndall.ac.uk/publications/Indigenouspeoples.pdf
Silberner, Joanne. “In Highland Peru, a Culture Confronts Blight: NPR.” National Public Radio. March 3, 2008 2008. 10/28/2008 http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=87811933.
Smith, Daniel Somers. “”Place-Based Environmentalism and Global Warming: Conceptual.” Ethics and International Affairs 15.2 (2001): 117-134.
Smith, Daniel Somers. “The Discipline of Nature: A History of Environmental Discourse in the Northern Forest of New England and New York.” Yale University: New Haven. Ph.D. Yale University, 2003.
Strauss S and B.S. Orlove (eds). Weather, culture, climate. Oxford: Berg. Tabeaud, Martine, de la Soudi?e, Martin, and Esther Katz. “R?eau perception du climat > pr?entation.” 06/20/2006 2006. 10/28/2008 http://www.perceptionclimat.net/index.php.
Vedwan, N. and Rhoades, R.E. 2001. Climate change in the Western Himalayas of India: A study of local perception and response. Climate Research 19: 109-17.
Waddell, E. 1975. How the Enga cope with frost: Responses to Climatic perturbations in the Central Highlands of New Guinea. Human Ecology 3: 249-73.
Ziervogel, G. et al. 2006. Adapting to Climate Variability: Pumpkins, People and Policy. Natural Resources Forum 30: 294-305
Table of contents of Anthropology and Climate Change: From Encounters to Actions, Crate and Nuttall, eds. 2008 Left Coast Press
Introduction PART 1: CLIMATE AND CULTURE 1. Human Agency, Climate Change and Culture: An Archaeological Perspective, Fekri A. Hassan, University College London // 2. Climate and Weather Discourse in Anthropology: From Determinism to Uncertain Futures, Nicole Peterson, Columbia University, and Kenneth Broad, University of Miami // 3. Fielding Climate Change: The Role of Anthropology, Carla Roncoli, University of Georgia, Todd Crane, University of Georgia, Ben Orlove, UC-Davis // 4. Disasters and Diasporas: Global Climate Change and Population Displacement in the 21st Century, Anthony Oliver-Smith, University of Florida
PART 2: ANTHROPOLOGICAL ENCOUNTERS 1. Climate Change and Melting Andean Glaciers: Indigenous and Anthropological Knowledge merge in Restoring Water Sources, Inge Bolin, Malaspina University College // 2. Salmon Nation: A Nez Perce Policy in Spite of Global Climate Change, Benedict J. Colombi, University of Arizona // 3. Gone the Bull of Winter?, Susan A. Crate, George Mason University // 4. Storm Warnings: The Role of Anthropology in Adapting to Sea-Level Rise in Southwestern Bangladesh, Timothy Finan, University of Arizona // 5. Opal Waters, Rising Seas: Climate Impacts on Indigenous Australians, Donna Green, University of New South Wales // 6. Sea Ice: The Socio-cultural Dimensions of a Melting Environment, Anne Henshaw, Bowdoin College // 7. From Local to Global: Perceptions of Environmental Change Among Kalahari San, Robert K. Hitchcock, Michigan State University // 8. Climate Change and El Ni?s in the West Central Highlands of Papua New Guinea: Indigenous Perceptions and Responses to Environmental Change and Deforestation, Jerry Jacka, North Carolina State University // 9. Sea Change: Anthropology and Climate Change in Tuvalu, South Pacific, Heather Lazrus, University of Washington // 10. Talking and Not Talking about Climate Change in Northwestern Alaska, Elizabeth Marino and Peter Schweitzer, University of Alaska Fairbanks // 11. Moral Certitude and the Anthropologist’s Outrage (pace Rosaldo), Sarah Strauss, University of Wyoming
PART 3: ANTHROPOLOGICAL ACTIONS 1. Shifting the University: Faculty Engagement and Curriculum Change, Peggy F. Barlett and Benjamin Stewart, Emory University // 2. Global Climate Change: Car Culture & Emissions, Lenora Bohren, Colorado State University // 3. Terms of Engagement: an Arctic perspective on the narratives and politics of global climate change, Noel D. Broadbent, Smithsonian Institute and Patrik Lantto, Ume?University // 4. The Efforts of One Gulf Coast Community to Deal with the Challenges of Climate Change, Gregory V. Button, University of Tennessee at Knoxville and Kristina Peterson, University of New Orleans // 5. Global Change Policymaking from Inside the Beltway: Engaging Anthropology, Shirley J. Fiske, Independent Consultant, Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland // 6. Living In a World of Movement: Human Resilience to Environmental Instability in Greenland, Mark Nuttall, University of Alberta // 7. Global Responsibilities, Local Realities: Negotiating the Cultural Dimensions, P.J. Puntenney, University of Michigan // 8. Anthropology and Climate Change: The Exhibition Thin Ice ﾗ Inuit Traditions within a Changing Environment, A. Nicole Stuckenberger, Dartmouth College // 9. Consuming Ourselves to Death, Richard Wilk, Indiana University Epilogue: Throwing up our hands or rolling up our sleeves