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Daedalus (2023) 152 (3): 84–98.
Published: 01 August 2023
... Indigenous peoples and their languages from ancestral landscapes and ways of knowing, obligating communities to adopt colonial or majority languages. Scholars and activists have documented the intersections of climate change and language endangerment, with special focus paid to their compounding consequences...
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Daedalus (2023) 152 (1): 81–93.
Published: 28 February 2023
...Natasha Iskander; Nichola Lowe Climate change and economic insecurity are the two most pressing challenges for modern humanity, and they are intimately linked: climate warming intensifies existing structural inequities, just as economic disparities worsen climate-induced suffering. Yet precisely...
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Daedalus (2023) 152 (2): 13–21.
Published: 06 January 2023
..., or climate shocks. 2 In a humanitarian crisis, health is the most urgent and paramount need. But today the system for preventing and addressing humanitarian crisis is failing, and with it, the health needs of millions of vulnerable people are under threat. From treating childhood acute malnutrition...
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Daedalus (2022) 151 (4): 43–66.
Published: 15 November 2022
... inequality and segregation in America. With polarization and decreasing trust in institutions, it becomes more difficult to fight epidemics, maintain faith in policing, and deal with problems such as climate change. © 2022 by Henry E. Brady & Thomas B. Kent Published under a Creative Commons...
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Daedalus (2022) 151 (3): 166–179.
Published: 22 August 2022
... in the contemporary climate, both in higher education and our wider culture. We urge its protection and support into the future. 28 American Academy of Religion, “The Academic Study of Religion Is Crucial to Higher Education: A Statement by the AAR Board of Directors,” December 16, 2020, https...
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Daedalus (2022) 151 (3): 222–233.
Published: 22 August 2022
...Dipesh Chakrabarty This essay argues that while the science of climate change treats the Earth as one, political responses to climate change are marked profoundly by the fact that humanity can never speak as one. Questions of climate justice and sustainable human futures have deepened fractured...
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Daedalus (2021) 150 (4): 48–63.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Matthew V. Bender Global climate change poses a serious threat to the water supplies of the world's cities. This is perhaps no truer than for Dar es Salaam, the largest city and commercial capital of Tanzania. What was eighty years ago a small town of a mere forty thousand residents is today...
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Daedalus (2021) 150 (4): 260–277.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Harry Verhoeven Discussions of climate change and water security in Africa are often simplistic and indeed deterministic. They overlook not only ecological complexities but also the multitude of ways in which various population groups across the continent approach climatological variability...
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Daedalus (2021) 150 (4): 27–47.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Muchaparara Musemwa This essay counters the growing tendency in current scholarship to attribute nearly all the enduring water scarcity problems to climate change. Focusing on Harare, Zimbabwe's capital city, this essay contends that recurrent water crises can only really be understood within...
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Daedalus (2021) 150 (4): 7–26.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Allen Isaacman; Muchaparara Musemwa This essay explores the multiple ways in which the nexuses between water scarcity and climate change are socially and historically grounded in ordinary people's lived experiences and are embedded in specific fields of power. Here we specifically delineate four...
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Daedalus (2021) 150 (4): 124–142.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Stephan F. Miescher In Ghana, the Pwalugu Dam in the Upper East is in the final planning stage. Whereas promoters of Ghana's first dams emphasized the need for generating electricity to modernize and industrialize the new nation, the planners of Pwalugu have focused on water issues. Due to climate...
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Daedalus (2021) 150 (4): 85–102.
Published: 01 October 2021
... urbanization and climate change meet head-on to further constrain urban water provision. This essay explores the relationship between water supply and health in urban Africa through the lens of water scarcity and health as political relationships as much as environmental or technical phenomena. By bringing...
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Daedalus (2021) 150 (4): 159–180.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Harry Verhoeven Global environmental imaginaries such as “the climate crisis” and “water wars” dominate the discussion on African states and their predicament in the face of global warming and unmet demands for sustainable livelihoods. I argue that the intersecting challenges of water, energy...
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Daedalus (2020) 149 (4): 25–32.
Published: 01 October 2020
... professional. Nuclear and climate issues interacted in that early study, and have continued to be inseparable for all of us. I draw upon examples of witnessing professionals over the course of our struggles with these two planetary threats. In each case, they had to expose and combat the malignant normality...
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Daedalus (2020) 149 (4): 67–78.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Dennis F. Thompson Professionals have an ethical obligation to bear witness to climate change. They should report, warn, criticize, and lobby to bring attention to the existential threat that climate change poses. But they also have an obligation to respect the knowledge that is the basis...
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Daedalus (2020) 149 (4): 96–107.
Published: 01 October 2020
... privilege to help create and change institutions to act on climate and environmental injustices while countering the systemic racism that he witnessed and experienced in childhood. © 2020 by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. Published under a Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license. 2020 American...
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Daedalus (2020) 149 (4): 79–95.
Published: 01 October 2020
.... But there are limits to what the courts can do without explicit direction from legislatures. Climate change is a prime example. Some have seen litigation as a silver bullet, but at least so far that has not been the case. Elections matter more than lawsuits. Until and unless elections bring to power a president...
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Daedalus (2020) 149 (4): 108–117.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Patrick L. Kinney While climate change poses existential risks to human health and welfare, the public health research community has been slow to embrace the topic. This isn't so much about a lack of interest as it is about the lack of dedicated funding to support research. An interesting contrast...
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Daedalus (2020) 149 (4): 139–150.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Elke U. Weber This essay traces my academic voyage from studying human perceptions of financial risk to the realization that the human response to climate change is a more fundamental and profound challenge. Along the way, I came to realize that different academic disciplines need to be recruited...
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Daedalus (2020) 149 (4): 125–138.
Published: 01 October 2020
...David W. Titley This essay explores the origins of the 2009 U.S. Navy Task Force Climate Change (TFCC) from the perspective of its founder and initial director. The director's background is described briefly, along with events and actions of Navy leadership that led to creating the TFCC. The essay...