2021
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Climate change observations of indigenous communities in the Indian Himalaya

  • Vikram S. Negi
  • Shinny Thakur
  • Rupesh Dhyani
  • Indra D. Bhatt
  • Ranbeer S. Rawal
  • Summary

Mountains are important global sites for monitoring biological and socioecological responses to climate change, and the Himalaya has some of the world’s most rapid and visible signs of climate change. This study documents the perceptions of indigenous communities of climate change in the western Himalaya of India. The study highlights the power of knowledge and understanding available to indigenous people as they observe and respond to climate change impacts.