Gender

 

Men, Masculinities and Climate Change: a discussion paper

Jane Kato-Wallace

This paper aims to establish a rationale for understanding boys' and me's multiple roles in climate change by conducting an analysis of masculinities in patriarchal systems that play a contributing role in perpetuating climate change. 

 

The Gendered Nature of Natural Disasters: The Impact of Catastrophic Events on the Gender Gab in Life Expectancy

Eric Neumayer, Thomas Plumpert

This article addresses the specific vulnerability of girls and women with respect to mortality from natural disasters and their aftermath. Biological and physiological differences between the sexes are unlikely to explain large-scale gender differences in mortality rates. Social norms and role behaviours provide some further explanation, but what is likely to matter most in the everyday socioeconomic status of women.

 

Gender differences in the climate change communication on Twitter

Kim Holmberg

The purpose of this paper is to present a study about gender differences in the climate change communication on Twitter and in the use of affordances on Twitter. The results indicate that overall male and female tweeters use very similar language in their tweets, but clear differences were observed in the use of hashtags and usernames.

 

In Focus: Climate action by, and for, women

This United Nations Women page features a variety of articles that focus on how women are being affected by climate change, and what they are doing about it.

 

Cool Dudes: The denial of climate change among conservative white males in the United States

Aaron M. McCright, Riley E. Dunlap

Utilizing public opinion data from ten Gallup surveys focusing specifically on five indicators of climate change denial, findings show that conservative white males are significantly more likely than are other Americans to endorse denialist views on all five items, and that these differences are even greater for those conservative white males who self-report understanding global warming very well.

 

Displacement, Gender, and the Challenges of Parenting after Hurricane Katrina

Lori Peek, Alice Fothergill

With the understanding that parenting is a gendered endevor that occurs in a society stratified by race and class, this article focuses on the responses of mothers and fathers to Hurricane Katrina. This article draws on data gathered through observations, focus groups, and in-depth interviews with parents and other adults responsible for the care of children.

 

Climate change: Learning from gender analysis and women's experiences of organising for sustainable development

Irene Dankelman

There are some clear connections, both positive and negative, between gender and the environment. This paper explores these linkages, which help to illustrate the actual and potential relationships between gender and climate change, and the gender-specific implications of climate change. 

 

The effects of gender on climate change knowledge and concern in the American public

Aaron M. McCright

This study tests theoretical arguments about gender differences in scientific knowledge and environmental concern using 8 years of Gallup data on climate change knowledge and concern in the US general public. 

 

Uncertain predictions, invisible impacts, and the need to mainstream gender in climate change adaptations

Valerie Nelson, Kate Meadows, Terry Cannon, John Morton & Adrienne Martin

Gender is not sufficiently mainstreamed in many areas of development policy and practice, so the potential impacts of climate change on gender relations have not been studied, and remain invisible. In this article we outline climate change predictions, and explore the effects of long-term climate change on agriculture, ecological systems, and gender relations, since these could be significant.