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Petraki, Marianna, 2016. Climate change impacts and public perceptions : a study in Heraklion, Crete, Greece. Second cycle, A2E. Alnarp: SLU, Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)

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The impacts of climate change in the environment are beginning to be apparent, not just affecting the natural environment but also human societies. In Crete, according to the IPCC projections, these effects are highly likely to intensify in the coming decades. The temperature will rise, the frequency of rainfall will decrease, and the sea level rise will affect numerous coastal areas. Extreme weather events now make their appearance more and more frequently, causing disasters such as floods and droughts. These changes represent a serious threat to human life, economic development and the natural world, from which humans are depending largely their prosperity.
Moreover, these changes affect in different levels and in different ways every society. In this thesis a general background will be provided regarding the climatic conditions and climate change future projections concerning the area of interest. The focal point of this work is to assess how the locals perceive, experience and understand climate change in the Heraklion regional unit. An attempt will be also made to analyze for the region the reasons that make basic domains of the society vulnerable to extreme weather events. The purpose of this is to understand to some level the reasons that increase the vulnerability of the local population when exposed to various stimuli, since the success of adaptation or mitigation strategies is subject to population dynamics along with other factors.

Main title:Climate change impacts and public perceptions
Subtitle:a study in Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Authors:Petraki, Marianna
Supervisor:Blennow, Kristina
Examiner:Persson, Jesper and Ode Sang, Åsa
Series:UNSPECIFIED
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2016
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:LM006 Landscape Architecture 120 HEC
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)
Keywords:climate change, public perceptions, vulnerability, adaptive capacity, climate extremes, Crete, Greece
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-6157
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-6157
Subjects:Meteorology and climatology
Landscape architecture
Language:English
Deposited On:18 Jan 2017 12:26
Metadata Last Modified:18 Jan 2017 12:26

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