Gender Neutral Glaciers ???????

Climate Depot has posted details about an academic paper focussing on a search for a gender neutral glacier????

What the academic retards will do to ensure their funding continues and if that’s what’s coming out of Western Universities, then heaven help us

‘In search of a gender neutral glacier’ – ‘Paper proposes a feminist glaciology framework’
in search of a gender neutral glacier’

A critical but overlooked aspect of the human dimensions of glaciers and global change research is the relationship between gender and glaciers. While there has been relatively little research on gender and global environmental change in general (Moosa and Tuana, 2014; Arora-Jonsson, 2011), there is even less from a feminist perspective that focuses on gender (understood here not as a male/female binary, but as a range of personal and social possibilities) and also on power, justice, inequality, and knowledge production in the context of ice, glacier change, and glaciology. Through a review and synthesis of a multi-disciplinary and wide-ranging literature on human-ice relations, this paper proposes a feminist glaciology framework to analyze human-glacier dynamics, glacier narratives and discourse, and claims to credibility and authority of glaciological knowledge through the lens of feminist studies. Feminist glaciology asks how knowledge related to glaciers is produced, circulated, and gains credibility and authority across time and space. Glaciers, gender, and science: A feminist glaciology framework for global environmental change research, Mark Carey, M Jackson, Alessandro Antonello, Jaclyn Rushing – Progress in Human Geography 1–24, January 10, 2016 thanks to David Hanig

About Louis Hissink

Retired diamond exploration geologist. I spent my professional life looking for mineral deposits, found some, and also located a number of kimberlites in NSW and Western Australia. Exploration geology is the closest one can get to practicing the scientific method, mineral exploration always being concerned with finding anomalous geophysical or geochemical data, framing a model and explanation for the anomaly and then testing it with drilling or excavation. All scientific theories are ultimately false since they invariably involved explaining something with incomplete extant knowledge. Since no one is omniscient or knows everything, so too scientific theories which are solely limited to existing knowledge. Because the future always yields new data, scientific theories must change to be compatible with the new data. Thus a true scientist is never in love with any particular theory, always knowing that when the facts change, so too must he/she change their minds.
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4 Responses to Gender Neutral Glaciers ???????

  1. Thx1138 says:

    Well it demonstrates very nicely how so-called science has become a political agenda.

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  2. PeterMG says:

    Academia has always been infested with nutters. That they have been allowed to infest science so blatantly will only add to the numbers who chose to only believe what they see.. I know it looks grim for science and so it should, as it is politically driven..

    However here in the UK more and more people realise all is not well. Many may misread what happened in the recent election, but the message the politicos need to take away is that they are all rubbish and at present the people are not prepared to give any party carte blanch to inact their pet agenda’s

    The people of the U.K. first and foremost want control back in Westminster which requires we leave the EU completely. Then we will slowly but surely punish the ruling class for taking the country down such a disastrous path. These moves may not be obvious to to outside observer who has to rely on the media, but I can tell you the people are quietly revolting and the political class are mostly too stupid to see what is happening.

    We do need a good leader for a new party though as none of the existing political parties are fit for purpose.

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  3. carefix says:

    I propose that all glaciers should be named after women! After all they are slow, pushy, irrational and with academic qualification deficits. They are also frigid, melting only when they sense money. Icons of Climate Change.

    Sorry.

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