Date of Award

8-2015

Document Type

Capstone-Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Program Name

Emergency and Disaster Management

Capstone Instructor

Dr. Randall Cuthbert

Abstract

The world is experiencing a phenomenon called climate change. Climate change and its effects are found on every continent on the planet. Climate change affects men and women differently, depending upon the socio-economic status of the individual. The Niger Delta is the economic core of Nigeria. Men are treated differently than women in Nigeria which correlates as to how each gender deals with climate change. The purpose of the research was to discover whether or not climate change has a gendered quality. The selected strategy of inquiry used in this paper is the qualitative, archival analysis design method. The findings in the body of this paper support that climate change does affect women differently than men. Work is being conducted in the international community attempting to alter the gendered face of climate change. Women are being empowered around the globe in order to make their voices heard in the climate change arena.

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