Gender and Climate Change: Impacts, Science, Policy by Joane Nagel

By Joane Nagel

Does gender subject in worldwide weather switch? This well timed and provocative booklet takes readers on a guided journey of uncomplicated weather technology, then holds up a gender lens to determine what has been ignored in well known dialogue, research, and coverage debates. We see that, around the globe, extra girls than males die in climate-related normal failures; the heritage of technological know-how and struggle are in detail interwoven masculine occupations and preoccupations; and conservative males and their pursuits force the weather switch denial desktop. We additionally see that weather policymakers who include tremendous technology ways and options to weather switch are predominantly male with an ideology of perpetual monetary progress, and an time table that marginalizes the pursuits of girls and constructing economies. The ebook makes use of brilliant case reviews to spotlight the occasionally brilliant differential, gendered affects of weather changes.

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