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Climate Denial and the Construction of Innocence: Re- Producing Transnational Environmental Privilege in the Face of Climate Change

  title={Climate Denial and the Construction of Innocence: Re- Producing Transnational Environmental Privilege in the Face of Climate Change},
  author={Kari Marie Norgaard and Marie}
Global climate change is experienced very differently across race, gender, class and nationality. Wealthy people in the Global North who generate the most carbon emissions have been apathetic regarding climate change, considering it a low priority in relation to other social problems. Meanwhile climate impacts are felt most acutely by women of color in the Global South. In today's globalized risk society such perceptions of near and far, immediate or abstract are politically charged social… 

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