07.12.2017

# Media

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The Movie Blog: GenderStorm – How GeoStorm makes weather control a masculine project

"The disaster movie GeoStorm is more than unrealistic, as the genre ‘disaster movie’ already suggests. The movie contributes to a gendered, specifically “male” narrative of controlling the weather and the climate. While taming hurricanes, destroying thunderclouds, and adjusting global and regional temperatures cannot be said to represent a male fantasy of eco-political agency per se, the cinematic fabrication GeoStorm – with thunderous special effects and a highly generic storyline – constructs weather control as a male project. It can therefore be relabeled as a “GenderStorm”."

See also the German version.

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23.03.2016

# New Publications

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Nagel, J. (2016). Gender and climate change. Impacts, science, policy

Nagel, J. (2016). Gender and climate change. Impacts, science, policy. New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

"Nagel said her research for the book points to how more women than men die in climate-related disasters around the world and how a male-centric approach to climate change policy too often focuses on treating the symptoms rather than addressing the root causes. 'For instance, geoengineering approaches focus on ways to reduce sunlight or bury and sequester carbon. These kinds of solutions ignore the causes of climate change, which is carbon dioxide production. We need to address the sources of climate change as well as its consequences,' Nagel said."

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08.08.2013

# New Publications

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Corner, Adam; et al. (2013): Messing with nature? Exploring public perceptions of geoengineering in the UK. In Global Environmental Change

Corner, Adam; Parkhill, Karen; Pidgeon, Nick; Vaughan, Naomi E. (2013): Messing with nature? Exploring public perceptions of geoengineering in the UK. In Global Environmental Change. DOI 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2013.06.002.

Accepted paper."This paper reports data from four, one-day deliberative workshops conducted with members of the UK public during early 2012. The workshops focused on geoengineering – the deliberate, large-scale manipulation of the planetary environment – as one of three possible responses to climate change (alongside mitigation and adaptation). "

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