Space, Increasing Human Populations, State and Climate Change: Why the Traditional Adaptation Knowledge Will not Suffice
The Jesuit Institute of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
- *Corresponding Author:
- Inogwabini BI
The Jesuit Institute of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: April 24, 2016; Accepted date: May 14, 2016; Published date: May 24, 2016
Citation: Inogwabini BI (2016) Space, Increasing Human Populations, State and Climate Change: Why the Traditional Adaptation Knowledge Will not Suffice. J Earth Sci Clim Change 7:354. doi:10.4172/2157- 7617.1000354
Copyright: © 2016 Inogwabini BI. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Many people believe that using the traditional knowledge to help communities adapt to the effects of climate change should be one of the pillars of dealing with climate change particularly in helping them adapt. This note argues that traditional knowledge is no longer relevant for such task given the changes in space occupancy patterns consequent to increased human populations, the form of modern state and scales of projected effects of climate change. The magnitude of consequences being projected has no precedent in human history – so there is really no traditional knowledge about climate change per se.