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Climate change and adverse health events: Community perceptions from the Tanahu district of Nepal

SR Mishra, PM Bhandari, R Issa, D Neupane, S Gurung, V Khanal

Environmental Research Letters | Published : 2015

Abstract

Nepal is a country economically dependent on climate-sensitive industries. It is highly vulnerable to the environmental, social, economic and health impacts of climate change. The objective of this study is to explore community perceptions of climate variability and human health risks. In this letter, we present a cross sectional study conducted between August 2013 and July 2014 in the Tanahu district of Nepal. Our analysis is based on 258 face-to-face interviews with household heads utilizing structured questionnaires. Over half of the respondents (54.7%) had perceived a change in climate, 53.9% had perceived an increase in temperature in the summer and 49.2% had perceived an increase in ra..

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