References from AAUW Webinar

Alaimo, Stacey (2009). Insurgent Vulnerability and the Carbon Footprint of Gender. Kvinder, Køn, and Forskning 3-4

Alston, M. (2011). Gender and Climate Change in Australia. Journal of Sociology 47(1):53-70

Arora-Jonsson, S. (2011). Virtue and vulnerability: Discourses on women, gender and climate change. Global Environmental Change, 21(2), 744-751.

Bhattarai, B., Beilin, R., & Ford, R. (2015). Gender, agrobiodiversity, and climate change: A study of adaptation practices in the Nepal Himalayas. World Development, 70, 122-132.

Boyd, E. (2002). The Noel Kempffproject in Bolivia: gender, power, and decision-making in climate mitigation. Gender & Development, 10(2), 70-77.

Djoudi, H., Locatelli, B., Vaast, C., Asher, K., Brockhaus, M., & Sijapati, B. B. (2016). Beyond dichotomies: Gender and intersecting inequalities in climate change studies. Ambio, 45(3), 248-262.

Ergas, C., & York, R. (2012). Women’s status and carbon dioxide emissions: A quantitative cross-national analysis. Social Science Research, 41(4), 965-976.

Harris, Rachel (2012) Women Making the Case for U.S. Action on Climate Change. Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO).

Hemmati, M. (2000). Gender-specific patterns of poverty and (over-) consumption in developing and developed countries. In Society, behaviour, and climate change mitigation (pp. 169-189). Springer, Dordrecht.

Kakota, T., Nyariki, D., Mkwambisi, D., & Kogi‐Makau, W. (2015). Determinants of Household Vulnerability to Food Insecurity: A Case Study of Semi‐Arid Districts in Malawi. Journal of international development, 27(1), 73-84.

Juran, L., & Trivedi, J. (2015). Women, gender norms, and natural disasters in Bangladesh. Geographical Review, 105(4), 601.

McCright, A. M. (2010). The effects of gender on climate change knowledge and concern in the American public. Population and Environment, 32(1), 66-87.

McCright, A. M., & Dunlap, R. E. (2013). Bringing ideology in: the conservative white male effect on worry about environmental problems in the USA. Journal of Risk Research, 16(2), 211-226.

Mersha, A. A., & Van Laerhoven, F. (2016). A gender approach to understanding the differentiated impact of barriers to adaptation: responses to climate change in rural Ethiopia. Regional Environmental Change, 16(6), 1701-1713.

Pearse, R. (2017). Gender and climate change. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 8(2), e451.

Salehi, S., Nejad, Z. P., Mahmoudi, H., & Knierim, A. (2015, May). Gender, responsible citizenship and global climate change. In Women’s Studies International Forum (Vol. 50, pp. 30-36). Pergamon.

Teaching resource: video on repeat flood loss properties

NRDC produced a nice video on repeat flood loss properties, centering on the testimonial of a homeowner in Louisville, KY, that would make a good addition to a lesson on flood loss or the NFIP. It really emphasizes why buyouts are increasingly important in a changing climate. You may also want to use NRDC’s Flood Disclosure Law Map and attendant resources.

Teaching the polar vortex

As anyone who follows certain presidents on Twitter knows, it’s counterintuitive: climate change is caused by global warming, but it’s terribly cold outside, and the cold spells seem to be getting more frequent. But yes, the changing polar vortex is due to climate change.

First, there is the difference between climate and weather. Weather is what we experience day to day, but climate is the larger, long-term, physical patterns that drive the weather. Any change to the climate can cause local fluctuations in weather, but weather and climate are not the same. I like to explain it to students using the old analogy: weather is whether you bring an umbrella to school; climate is whether you own an umbrella at all. You can also, under current circumstances, use “wearing snow boots” and “owning snow boots”. Continue reading “Teaching the polar vortex”

Disasters and Democracy

I forgot to share this recent article by Vann Newkirk of the Atlantic which quotes me: Climate Change Is Already Damaging American Democracy

“Disasters do not discriminate on their impact, but when we see differential consequences, that’s [when] we see the disparities in preexisting conditions,” said Erin Bergren, a visiting professor at North Central College in Illinois and one of the authors of the Sandy paper. “The post-disaster conditions are premised on the pre-disaster conditions.”

Climate visualization tools

One of my favorite ways to enhance my teaching is through the use of data visualization tools, which have become both numerous and richly detailed. I thought I would share a few that I have been using in the past few weeks, in case they might be useful.

1. Sea level rise viewer (NOAA)

There are a lot of fantastic tools at NOAA’s Digital Coast portal, but the one I use in almost all of my classes is the Sea Level Rise Viewer.

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New compendium of tools for post-disaster recovery (and vulnerability assessment)

The result of a grant from the Institute of Structural Engineers, Laura Howlett of University College London has written a report detailing currently available tools for post-disaster recovery. It’s titled “Measuring Recovery: signposts to good practice” and can be downloaded from the EEFIT Grants website, here.

Significantly, many of the tools work not only for post-disaster recovery but also pre-disaster vulnerability assessment, making the report useful for a range of academics and professionals working on either prevention or recovery.

Weekly Productivity Template

Summer should be the time for academic writing, but if you’re a teaching oriented person (as I am), it’s very easy to become consumed with teaching-related tasks. In many ways teaching is more seductive to me during the summer because it’s when all the fun planning happens for the new classes I’m teaching in the next year – textbook and article selection, puzzling out the right pedagogical tools to employ to engage students in the material, dig around the internet for new case studies, demonstrations, and games. All of that is so fun and writing doesn’t get any easier just because it’s the summer.

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