Friday, August 3, 2018
From the mouth of a very smart [and worried] pre-teen: "Where should we go to stay safe?" asks Mia, PHOTO OF HER HERE, a 12 year old - a person of color -- POC -- at the Nat Rich climate event in NYC
At a @nytmag & @pulitzercenter event launching @NathanielRich's climate epic, the author & 2 key figures in the story (@DrJamesHansen & Rafe Pomerance) took questions from audience.
THIS a photo of Mia, the 12 year old girl who asked an important question at Nat Rich #NYT event: Where can I be safe? She is not a white girl. She is a #POC.
A 12-year-old girl named Mia and a person of color aka POC stunned the room with the simplest one. "I'm afraid of climate change. Where can me and my family move to be safe? WHERE SHOULD WE GO TO STAY SAFE?" she asked?
I asked Professor Diana Liverman at the University of Arizona what she saw and she replied: "I did see the video…my reaction was more like why didn’t they just answer her question..I didn't realize she was a person of color until reading your blog here. My reactions have been 1) why are women only wives, daughters, or Margaret Thatcher in the Nat Rich essay - there were lots of female climate scientists who played a role...... 2) Why no female scientists featured in the education materials provided by the Pulitzer site? (I actually contacted Pulitzer folks and they claim they will do something about it. )''
''I am especially sensitized to bias against women in climate research as a result of my own and other women's experiences, especially those of us around in the early years, but particularly because of attached paper that we published earlier this year on women’s experience with the IPCC (just got covered in a Pacific Standard magazine article, actually). I also, with my students, created the ''women in climate science'' Wikipedia page (needs a lot more work.) SEE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women_in_climate_change
What to say? I guess a quote could be:
''While it was great to see the NYT essay and panel taking on the history of climate change research and policy it was so disappointing to see no female scientists featured in the NYT essay, the Pulitzer site education materials or what I saw of the panel online. There are dozens of women who played important roles in the global warming story, and young women, such as that 12 year old girl who asked the question of the panel, deserve female role models in climate science."
Posted by DANIELBLOOM at 9:29 PM