Human Activities and Climate Change in Selected National Parks of Western Uganda

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION A

DECLARATION B

DEDICATION Ii

ACKNOWLEGEMENT

LIST OF ACRONYMS/ABBREVIATIONS v

LIST OF TABLES ix

CHAPTER ONE 1

PROBLEM AND ITS SCOPE 1

1 .0 Background of the Study 1

1.1 Problem statement 3

1 .2 Overall objective 3

1 .2.1 Objectives of the study 3

1 .2.2 Specific objectives 3

1 .3 Research questions 4

1.4 Hypothesis 4

1.5 Scope of the study 4

1.5.1 Geographical scope 4

1 .5.2 Theoretical scope 4

1.5.3 Time scope 4

1.5.4 The content Scope 5

1.6 Significance of the study s

1.7 Operational definitions of key terms 6

CHAPTER TWO 7

LITERATURE REVIEW 7

2.0 Review of Relevant Literature 7

2.1 Theoretical perspective 19

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CHAPTER ThREE .24

METHODOLOGY 24

3.0 Research Design 24

3.1 Study Population 24

3.2 Sample size 24

3.3 Sampling procedure 25

3.4 Methods of data collection 25

3.4.1 Preliminaries 25

3.4.2 Personal interviewing 26

3.4.3 Observation 26

3.4.4 Documentary sources 26

3.5 Data processing and analysis 26

3.5.1 Editing 27

3.5.2 Coding 27

3.5.3 Tabulation 27

3.5.4 Data analysis 27

3.5.5 Limitations of the study 28

CHAPTER FOUR 29

PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF DATA 29

4.0 Profile of the reports 29

4.1 The Significant relationship between human activities and climate change in the selected National

Parks of western Uganda 30

4.2 Level of climate change in the selected National parks of western Uganda 32

4.3 The level of effectiveness ofthe human activities in the selected National Parks of 33

Western Uganda 33

CHAPTER FIVE 35

SUMMARY OF THE FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS 35

5.0 Summary of the findings 35

5.1 Profile of the respondents 35

5.2 Relationship between human activities and climate change 35 

Global warming, climate change and tourism of late, have taken stage of academic research. A raging debate is on apart from the popular writings and research articles published on the theme. The Inter-govermental policy panel on climate change (IPPC 2007a). The global mean temperature has increased by 0.76C between 1850-1899 and 2001-2005 and the IPCC concluded that most of the observed increase in global average temperatures since the mid~20t~1 Century is very likely (90% probability) the result of human activities that are increasing green house gas (GHG) concentrations in the atmosphere. The IPCC (2007b) predicts that the pace of climate change is very like (90% probability) to accelerate with continued ORG emissions at or above current rates, with globally averaged surface temperatures estimated to rise by l.8c to 40c by the end of the 21st century. Change in temperature and other climatic features will vary globally (IPCC 2007b). It is very likely that hot extremes, heat waves and heavy precipitation events will continue to become more frequent. Tropical cyclones will likely become intense, with larger peak wind speeds and more heavy precipitation associated with ongoing increase s of tropical sea surface temperatures. Decreases in snow cover, already observed in some regions are projected to continue. The regions affected by these extreme events including many major tourism destinations, will expand. These predicted changes highlight the need for awareness and preparedness for natural hazards at the local level through systematic capacity building and strategies for disaster risk management (LTNWTO 2007b). UNWTO has determined that tourism is a primary source of foreign exchange earnings in 46 out of 50 of the world’s least developed countries (LDC’s)(UNWTO 2007C, UNDP 2005; HALL 2007). Global discourse over Africa and UNWTO’S sustainable tourism for eliminating poverty (ST.EP) initiative re-energized the debate about pro-poor tourism or tourism for poverty alleviation (hail and Coles 2008; Simpson 2007; Schilcher 2007).

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VINCENT, G (2022). Human Activities and Climate Change in Selected National Parks of Western Uganda. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/human-activities-and-climate-change-in-selected-national-parks-of-western-uganda

MLA 8th

VINCENT, GUMISIRIZA "Human Activities and Climate Change in Selected National Parks of Western Uganda" Afribary. Afribary, 14 Jul. 2022, https://afribary.com/works/human-activities-and-climate-change-in-selected-national-parks-of-western-uganda. Accessed 07 Aug. 2022.

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VINCENT, GUMISIRIZA . "Human Activities and Climate Change in Selected National Parks of Western Uganda". Afribary, Afribary, 14 Jul. 2022. Web. 07 Aug. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/human-activities-and-climate-change-in-selected-national-parks-of-western-uganda >.

Chicago

VINCENT, GUMISIRIZA . "Human Activities and Climate Change in Selected National Parks of Western Uganda" Afribary (2022). Accessed August 07, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/human-activities-and-climate-change-in-selected-national-parks-of-western-uganda