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Climate Change and the Impact of Drought on Human Affairs and Human History in the Philippines, 1582 to 2009

Warren, J.F.ORCID: 0000-0003-0055-6730 (2013) Climate Change and the Impact of Drought on Human Affairs and Human History in the Philippines, 1582 to 2009. Murdoch University.

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Abstract

This paper draws attention to the causes and consequences of food shortages and famine with respect to the relationship between climatic factors, namely El Niño events, drought, food supply, regional characteristics and social structure.* Hence, in examining famines in the past and present, I will stress the structural links between food shortages, Filipino peasant societies and the weather factor. In addition, I will explore the historical relationship associated with economic and political changes and societal group inequality that becomes ever more explicit in famine…

Item Type: Working Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Asian Studies
Series Name: Working Paper (Asia Research Centre) No. 174
Publisher: Murdoch University
Publishers Website: http://www.murdoch.edu.au/Research-capabilities/As...
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/50346
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