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ERIC Number: EJ779963
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0275-7664
Migration out of 1930s Rural Eastern Oklahoma: Insights for Climate Change Research
McLeman, Robert
Great Plains Quarterly, v26 n1 p27-40 Win 2006
The question of how communities and individuals adapt to changing climatic conditions is of pressing concern to scientists and policymakers in light of the growing evidence that human activity has modified the Earth's climate. A number of authors have suggested that widespread changes in human settlement and migration patterns may occur in response to the future impacts of human-induced climate change, such as sea level change, changes in agricultural yields, and increasing frequency and intensity of extreme weather events. The author investigated how rural populations responded to a period of adverse climatic conditions in rural eastern Oklahoma during the height of the Dust Bowl in the 1930s, with particular interest in those households that adapted by migrating to rural California.
Center for Great Plains Studies. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1155 Q Street, Hewit Place, P.O. Box 880214, Lincoln, NE 68588-0214. Tel: 402-472-3082; Fax: 402-472-0463; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California; Oklahoma