Two University of Wisconsin-Madison sosiologists have published a study of the "human impact of rising sea levels". In an online report, which according to EurekAlert will be published in the peer-reviewed journal Population and Environment Katherine Curtis, assistant professor of community and environmental sosiology and her colleague Annemarie Schneider describe their
stunning new findings:
"Not all places and not all people in those places will be impacted equally," says Katherine Curtis, an assistant professor of community and environmental sociology at UW-Madison.
A population's demographic, social, and economic profile affects the ways in which people can respond to local disaster, she adds. For example, children or elderly require a different approach to evacuation and resettlement than a largely working-age population, while workers from the agricultural lands of northern California will face different post-displacement labor challenges than those from the industrial corridor of New Jersey.
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The Curtis/Schneider report is groundbreaking in its bold conclusions. Who could have guessed that "not all places and not all people in those places will be impacted equally"! Or that "children or elderly require a different approach"!
However, Curtis and Schneider missed one thing: the oceans are not rising.