Resources Science ›› 2017, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (1): 157-167.doi: 10.18402/resci.2017.01.16

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The perception and responses of climate change in Jiaozhou Bay area

WANG Haiou1, YU Li2, LV Minghui3, ZHANG Xiaomei3, KANG Tongqian1, YANG Shuyun1   

  1. 1. College of Resources and Environment,Anhui Agricultural University,Hefei 230036,China;
    2. National Climate Center,Beijing 100081,China;
    3. China Meteorological Administration Public Meteorological Service Center,Beijing 100101,China
  • Received:2016-05-13 Revised:2016-10-08 Online:2017-01-20 Published:2017-01-20

Abstract: The coastal transition zone is a sensitive and vulnerable area to climatic and environmental change,and combined with disturbance from human activities could face a higher risk of climate change impacts in future. Climate change adaptation is critical in vulnerable areas. Based on the perception-adaptation-analysis framework and taking the Jiaozhou Bay area,China as a case study,we combined questionnaire and meteorological data to analyze climate change and extreme events over the last 30 years. Drought,torrential rain,high temperature,the deviation between perceptions and fact,and the relationship between perception and adaptation were analyzed. We found that nearly 30 years ago the temperature increased rapidly,higher than the national average warming rate; precipitation increased in amplitude and extreme weather events occurred frequently in Jiaozhou Bay. Residents have higher awareness to climate change,but the perception of specific climate factors and actual changes are different. Considering the influence of the reference period,the perception to extreme events is in high accordance with climate change. There is a good corresponding relationship between the perception of climate change and the adaptation to climate change,the perception of extreme weather events and climate adaptation are negatively correlated. In general,adaptation to climate change in the Jiaozhou Bay area remains unpopular and there are gaps in the application of popularity and diversification of adaptation measures.

Key words: adaptation, climate change, extreme weather events, Jiaozhou Bay, perception, questionnaire