Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples in the United States

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Introduction: climate change and indigenous peoples of the USA

  • Daniel R. WildcatAffiliated withMuscogee (Creek) NationIndigenous Peoples Climate Change Working Group, Haskell Indian Nations University Email author 

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This special issue of Climatic Change, dedicated to the examination of impacts of climate change on indigenous peoples and their homelands, and proposed strategies of adaptation, constitutes a compelling and timely report on what is happening in Native homelands and communities. Indigenous peoples and marginalized populations are particularly exposed and sensitive to climate change impacts due to their resource-based livelihoods and the location of their homes in vulnerable environments.