The research has various targets concerning the cultural views on climate change as follows:
- To find out what varied cultures’ views on the causes of climate change exist.
- To discover what different cultures think climate change is culturally attributed to and the reasons for the changes.
The research will test the thesis that different cultures have a point of convergence on their views on climate change.
Sampling and methodology
Sampling will be done randomly. A sample population from different cultures will be randomly selected and interviewed on the issues of climate change. The responses of the respondents will be recorded and used to analyze and conclusions drawn. Questionnaires will also be used in data collection.
Cultures have varied views on what climate change is which are attributed to their geopolitical locations. Global warming leads to climate change. When solar radiation hits the atmosphere, it is trapped by greenhouse gases. These trapped radiations cause significant heating of the earth’s atmosphere; a phenomenon termed climate change (Hickman & Banister, 2014). One of the commonest cultural practices leading to climate change is the felling of trees for farming (Wageningen, 2012). My cultures believe that cutting down many trees leads to warm climates and desertification. This is because trees bring rain and when cut down, the amount of rain subsides hence climate change (Stehr & Storch, 2012).
The second view on climate change is that it is caused by burning charcoal. When coal is burnt, it emits carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide gases. The former is a greenhouse gas, which traps the solar radiation making the earth’s surface heat up and cause climate change (Moses & Dilling, 2007).
The research, therefore, will seek to determine the divergent views from different cultural groups. The information will help in proper analysis and conclusion as to the primary perception of what climate change is.
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