HomeIAMURE International Journal of Ecology and Conservationvol. 21 no. 1 (2017)

Climate Change in the Lens of Indigenous Children of Hungduan, Ifugao, Philippines

Gilmore G. Solidum | Jea Giezl Solidum | Rose Ann V. Chua | Martin Rey Edrick C. Santos | Geoffrey Jules Solidum | Judilynn N. Solidum



Climate change is continually bringing adverse effects to man and the environment. Programs are being set in place to face the challenges brought about by the phenomenon. Knowing the baseline knowledge on climate change of children in far flung areas will help build the foundation for enhanced activities to prevent progression and address problems on climate change. The qualitative study using inductive thematic approach revealed, after reaching saturation point, that indigenous students from Hungduan National High School Ifugao have limited knowledge on climate change. They have one general idea on it; that is of increased temperature in their normally cold environment and rain down pouring even on supposedly dry times. The causes of the phenomenon must be emphasized among the students in this area to enjoin them to help in the climate change movement and engage them in interventions in adopting to its consequences