Role profession in perceiving climate change impacts in Southern Pakistan
Muhammad Zubair, Bakhtawar Younes, Akash Jamil, Syed Bilal Hussain
It is important to understand perceptions about climate change and identify factors affecting this phenomenon to render combat action. Present study is focusses on profession (employed and unemployed) of respondents to comprehend their climate knowledge and how various factors affecting their perceptions. A total of 195 respondents in employed (doctors, policeman, academics, government officers, engineers and guards) and self-employed (businessman, sportsman politicans and farmers) categories were randomly selected. Data reveled significant differences amongst profession categories regarding perceptions of climate change, global warming and positively endorsed action to concentrate on combat measures. Application of logit explains significant influence of the perceptions of the effect (SE 0.081, p<0.13) source of information (SE 0.060, p<0.013) concerns about climate change (SE 0.145, p<0.002) as well as prevalence of global warming (SE 0.218, p<0.023) on respondent’s profession. The study yielded implication to promote policies about increasing awareness raising amongst masses based on profession.