American Journal of Climatic Studies https://ajpojournals.org/journals/index.php/AJCS American Journal of Climatic Studies is a peer reviewed journal published by AJPO. The American Journal of Climatic Studies is a journal passionate and dedicated to ensure the conservation of the environment is given priority with a focus on the climate of different geographical contexts. In this regard. The journal welcomes all the passionate writers, academicians and industries that are devoted to ensure well of knowledge about climatic changes and conservations are widely spread and made accessible to the public nationwide as well as internationally. Therefore, the journal seeks to work closely with such scholars by giving them a platform to disseminate the information and knowledge about climatic conditions to the masses. 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These formats enable the articles be archived for future referencing given special instances that may arise in future which mean that quality is a constant developing aspect in the course of time. en-US admin@ajpojournals.org (Journal Admin) support@ajpojournals.org (Journal Support) Thu, 03 Mar 2022 22:36:56 +0300 OJS 3.2.1.1 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 An assessment of implications of seasonal variations of moisture and heat budget components on livestock production and farmer’s adaptive capacities in Ndu Subdivision, Northwest Region, Cameroon. https://ajpojournals.org/journals/index.php/AJCS/article/view/998 <p><strong>Purpose:</strong> The study sought to analyse and establish the pattern and magnitude of the inter-annual seasonal variations of key climatic elements (relative humidity rainfall totals and temperature) in Ndu Sub-Division, how the trends are affecting livestock production and the coping strategies adopted by the local livestock farmers.</p> <p><strong>Methodology:</strong> Direct filed observation, farmer’s perception survey and statistical analyses were used to generate both primary and secondary data for processing. Climatic data were analysed through the empirical absolute seasonality index to establish seasonality, the regression line analysis used to establish inter-annual fluctuation and trends in climatic elements and key livestock numbers (cattle, goats and sheep), the coefficient of variations (CV%) to establish the degree of inter-annual fluctuation of study variables, the spearman rank correlation coefficient (rs) and coefficient of determination (r<sup>2</sup>) to establish the degree of association between climate and livestock production. A percentile analysis of responses from 200 questionnaires, complemented by interviews and focus group discussions was used to assess the adaptation responses of the farmers.</p> <p><strong>Findings: </strong>Key results are that there is a higher degree of seasonality of the climatic elements (intra-annual variations). CV% values indicate more variation for the RH and rainfall totals than the elements of temperature. The seasonality of climate has been intensifying over the years with the dry seasons becoming hotter and drier, while the rainy season more humid and hotter. A total of 99.2% of the respondents indicated awareness of the intensifying seasonality of climate and its negative effects on livestock production and livestock farmers as degraded pastures and water sources, reducing livestock numbers and the appearance of new livestock diseases, drops in livestock prices and farmers’ incomes, loss of organic manure, rise in farmers-grazers conflicts. The livestock farmers have adopted indigenous coping strategies to the intensifying seasonality, as transhumance, animal vaccination, the alliance farming system and paddocking. Rapid population growth, uncontrolled arable farming, ferocious farmer-grazier conflicts, limited rangelands, limited knowledge and government negligence stood are key hindrances to these indigenous adaptation measures.</p> <p><strong>Recommendation: </strong>The government livestock department (MINEPIA) should reinforce these indigenous coping strategies with conventional production techniques and facilities and organise regular training workshops for livestock farmers.</p> Dr. Nkemasong Nicasius Anumveh, Yinkfu Randy Copyright (c) 2022 American Journal of Climatic Studies https://ajpojournals.org/journals/index.php/AJCS/article/view/998 Tue, 26 Apr 2022 00:00:00 +0300 Eco-climatic crisis: The survival of African approaches and the paradox of polluters’ pay https://ajpojournals.org/journals/index.php/AJCS/article/view/951 <p>Purpose: This paper does a phenomenology of global eco-climatic crisis, traces the route to the crisis, scans the industrialized-nations’ neglect of this crisis in favour of “business as usual” and the survival of African approaches to this crisis faced with giant polluters.<br>Methodology: With the help of the evolutionary approach, the paper sees eco-climatic crisis as a direct result of western civilization.<br>Findings: Eco-climatic crisis whistle blowers like: James Lovelock, Edgar Morin and Michel Serres gave a deep insight of the crisis situation and in the same showcased two camps involved in climate debates: skeptics and crisologists. Finally, the survival of African approaches is faced with giant polluters.<br>Unique Contribution to theory, practice and Policy: The paper proposes encourages the African traditional eco-climatic policy of “sacred forests” as they act as ecological and climatic lungs and questions the ecological and climate foundation of “Ecotax” (polluter and pay). The contribution of this paper to policy is at the level of globalization of African approaches in eco-climatic crisis thanks to its climate and ecology-friendly character.</p> Ezekiel Kikoh Copyright (c) 2022 American Journal of Climatic Studies https://ajpojournals.org/journals/index.php/AJCS/article/view/951 Thu, 03 Mar 2022 00:00:00 +0300