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Title: Rising temperatures and dwindling water supplies? Perception of climate change among residents of the Spanish Mediterranean tourist coastal areas
Author: March Corbella, Hug  
Saurí Pujol, David
Olcina Cantos, Jorge
Others: Universidad de Alicante
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
Keywords: Climate change
Perception
Water
Tourism
Mediterranean
Spain
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2014
Publisher: Environmental Management
Citation: March, H., Saurí, D. & Olcina, J. (2014). Rising temperatures and dwindling water supplies? Perception of climate change among residents of the Spanish Mediterranean tourist coastal areas. Environmental Management, 53(1), 181-193. doi: 10.1007/s00267-013-0177-7
Also see: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00267-013-0177-7
Abstract: In this paper we discuss the results of a survey on the perception of climate change in the 14 'tourist zones' (as defined by the Spanish Statistical Institute, INE) that stretch from the French border to Gibraltar alongside the Spanish Mediterranean coast, including the Balearic Islands. Our sample consisted of 1014 telephone interviews stratified according to the number of tourists staying in each zone. Respondents showed concern for the likely impacts of climate change on jobs and thought that climate change would reduce the economic activity of their areas. Responses were also pessimistic regarding future water availability but agreed with the development of alternative sources such as desalination and water re-use. Household size, educational levels, and employment tended to be the most significant statistical explanatory factors regarding attitudes towards climate change. Respondents in larger households (a variable not tested in the literature as far as we know), respondents with higher education, and respondents working for a wage tended to express more concerns than the rest.
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10609/109797
ISSN: 0364-152XMIAR
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