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Technology, Gender, and Climate Change: A Feminist Examination of Climate Technologies

Department of Media, Culture and Heritage, School of Arts and Cultures, Newcastle University, Newcastle NE1 7RU, UK
Societies 2018, 8(4), 109; https://doi.org/10.3390/soc8040109
Received: 17 August 2018 / Revised: 29 October 2018 / Accepted: 30 October 2018 / Published: 2 November 2018
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In this article, I examine the subject of justice as it relates to gender and climate change by focusing on two specific strategies, namely, the geoengineering strategy of ocean fertilization, and renewable energy as a means of mitigation (where mitigation is understood as the adoption of technologies and practices that aim to slow the rise of greenhouse gas emissions). My overarching argument is that iron fertilization geoengineering is not consistent with the feminist values of justice embedded in feminist standpoint theory and feminist contextual empiricism. Alternative mitigation strategies, on the other hand, go much further in meeting these objectives and virtues. View Full-Text
Keywords: feminism; climate change; gender; geoengineering; environment; standpoint feminism; climate change; gender; geoengineering; environment; standpoint
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Sikka, T. Technology, Gender, and Climate Change: A Feminist Examination of Climate Technologies. Societies 2018, 8, 109.

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