Climate change impacts to coastal communities in Kudat, Sabah, Malaysia

Nurrul Fazlina Osman and Ejria Saleh and Nurulain Ismail and Justin Sentian and Madihah Jafar Sidek (2022) Climate change impacts to coastal communities in Kudat, Sabah, Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 7. pp. 1-7. ISSN 2504-8562

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Climate change is the among major threats to marine ecosystems, representing both a challenge and an opportunity for researchers and the government. Impacts are not experienced uniformly, and the existing unbalanced ecosystems will be further exacerbated without urgent action to mitigate climate change and enhance community resilience. The objective of this study is to draw insights on the impact of climate change based on the coastal community input and environment change at Kimihang, Kelambu Beach and Bavang Jamal, Kudat, Sabah. Interviews and fieldwork were carried out in March and August 2020. The unstructured questionnaire was applied to 15 respondents to know in-depth experiences on the impacts of climate change. The data were presented as timeline narration before and after the year 2000. Results show that the respondents addressed climate change through the reduction of natural resources yields, and change of surrounding environment, career paths of the young generation, and the existence of structural management. The coastal communities were found to have lacked the know-how and awareness to manage and maximized the use of their coastal resources sustainably. This is to suggest that constructing the best adaptation strategies requires attention in this region.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Climate change , Coastal community , Timeline , Environmental change , Kudat
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT51-1595 Communities. Classes. Races > HT51-65 Human settlements. Communities
Q Science > QC Physics > QC1-999 Physics > QC851-999 Meteorology. Climatology Including the earth's atmosphere > QC980-999 Climatology and weather
Divisions: FACULTY > Labuan Faculty of International Finance
Depositing User: DG MASNIAH AHMAD -
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2022 20:00
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2022 20:00

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