CITE AS

Rabach, K., T. Schütz and K. Fortun. 2020. Environmental Injustice Combo Disaster Case Studies Summer 2020. Disaster STS Network. University of California Irvine.

Overview

Climate change causes both fast and slow disaster: Climate change has led to increasing incidence of extreme weather (hurricanes, catastrophic flooding, and dams breaking, for example) and also to slow, less dramatic but still very threatening changes -- in water availability, agricultural productivity, disease incidence, and so on. This is why we refer to climate change as a “combo disaster.” 

These case study research report addresses a series of ten questions that draw out local details in a manner that encourages comparison with other places.

The research has been done quickly (within the constraints of a quarter-long undergraduate class) so is limited to and points to the need for further research and community engagement.

The goal is to help build both a body of research on environmental injustice and a network of researchers ready to help conceptualize and implement next-generation environmental protections. 

CASE STUDIES

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