Living with Climate Change in Northern New England
Author: Emma C. Moesswilde, Georgetown University
Comment: Christopher M. Parsons, Northeastern University
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In the early modern centuries, natural variabilities in Earth’s climate disrupted the seasonal rhythms that governed landscapes and livelihoods in the Northern Atlantic world. This paper uncovers the impacts of and responses to the changing meteorological and material realities of seasons in rural New England communities. Emma C. Moesswilde’s research explores how farmers and fishers have long responded flexibly and creatively to climate change. She contends that living with variable climate change on seasonal scales facilitated multiscalar adaptations across rural agro-ecologies, which can provide new perspectives on how rural populations can adapt to global warming today.
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