This publication highlights how the uncertainty related with disaster risk and climate change marginalizes at-risk communities by posing a serious threat to their overall development outcomes. Not only does this uncertainty manifest itself in different ways, it is also perceived by different people differently. For instance, there is a big gap in the way scientists and climate experts and at-risk communities perceive this uncertainty. While experts rely on quantitative models and projections, they are far removed from the lived experiences of at-risk communities who bear a disproportionate burden of the adverse impacts of this climate uncertainty.
This issue's contents includes: (i) Interplay of disaster risk, climate change, and uncertainty; (ii) Migration — a last resort or an adaptation measure: a case study from Sri Lanka; (iii) Shifting from climate change to catalyzing community change — a view; (iv) Uncertainty and Sundarbans communities: a view from Bangladesh; (v) Anthropology of uncertainty among the 'tribes' in India: a view; (vi) Communicating climate change and mobilising action: the role of faith traditions and human rights; (vii) Erosion and displacement — the uncertainty in Indian Sundarban Delta (ISD); (viii) It is possible, it is right, it is the future: just transition to a green economy; and (ix) Disaster preparedness: a dhift in paradigm.