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Always helps to have full facts: This is from the NSF. You can find this on their website by searching on Glaciology, 2016. I've read the abstract which the quote below describes a bit.

 

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NSF did not issue its award to specifically support this paper, and the award proposal did not mention a paper on gender and glaciers as a potential outcome. The award involved five case studies: the formation of glaciology and theories of ice dynamics, the role of the International Ice Patrol (1913-present) in iceberg analysis and ocean glacier interactions,the establishment of theories about catastrophic glacial lake megafloods, the Cold War context for ice coring and climatology;and hydrological aspects of glacierretreat. The paper represents one small piece of scientific research accounting for just a fraction of the award’s value. This award supported research that resulted in two books, multiple peer reviewed journal articlesand educational materials....".

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https://aquadoc.typepad.com/files/prog_hum_geogr-2016_.pdf

 

Glaciers, gender, and science: A feminist glaciology framework for global environmental change research

Mark Carey, M Jackson, Alessandro Antonello and Jaclyn Rushing
University of Oregon, USA


Abstract

Glaciers are key icons of climate change and global environmental change. However, the relationships among gender, science, and glaciers – particularly related to epistemological questions about the production of glaciological knowledge – remain understudied. This paper thus proposes a feminist glaciology framework with four key components: 1) knowledge producers; (2) gendered science and knowledge; (3) systems of scientific domination; and (4) alternative representations of glaciers. Merging feminist postcolonial science studies and feminist political ecology, the feminist glaciology framework generates robust analysis of gender, power, and epistemologies in dynamic social-ecological systems, thereby leading to more just and equitable science and human-ice interactions.

 

Funding
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This work is based upon work supported by the US National Science Foundation under grant #1253779.

 

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http://www.cfact.org/2016/03/08/feds-paid-709000-to-academic-who-studies-how-glaciers-are-sexist/

 

Feds paid $709,000 to academic who studies how glaciers are sexist


By Andrew Follett|March 8th, 2016


Academics at the University of Oregon have determined that glaciers and the science that studies them are deeply sexist.


“Merging feminist postcolonial science studies and feminist political Daily Caller New Foundationecology, the feminist glaciology framework generates robust analysis of gender, power, and epistemologies in dynamic social-ecological systems, thereby leading to more just and equitable science and human-ice interactions,” reads the paper’s abstract. The research was published in the peer-reviewed journal Progress in Human Geography in January.


The study, by historian Dr. Mark Carey and some student researchers, was financially supported by taxpayer dollars. The National Science Foundation (NSF) gave Carey a five-year grant which he used to write his “feminist glaciology” paper. Carey has received $709,125 in grants from the NSF, according to his curriculum vitae.


“Most existing glaciological research – and hence discourse and discussions about cryospheric change – stems from information produced by men, about men, with manly characteristics, and within masculinist discourses,” Carey wrote. “These characteristics apply to scientific disciplines beyond glaciology; there is an explicit need to uncover the role of women in the history of science and technology, while also exposing processes for excluding women from science and technology.”


Carey concluded glacier research is intertwined with gender relations, masculine culture, geopolitics, institutional power and racism — these apparently led to to glacier-related academic and governmental jobs being predominantly filled by men. Damages from melting glaciers target women and ethnic minorities, who “are more vulnerable to glacier changes and hazards than are men,” according to Carey.


The study shocked many academics and real scientists, and several initially believed the study was a work of satire.


“Who knew there was such a thing as ‘feminist glaciology?’”Robert Bryce, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “I can’t satirize it. The scientists do that in their own abstract.”


Cornell University chemist Dr. Phil Mason, took to Twitter Sunday to say the paper left him”dumbfounded.”


Carey attempted to link flooding from a glacial lake with an increase of sexually transmitted infections in women. The academic and his colleagues said the paper showed “how men’s voices have dominated the research” and complained that “power and colonialism have shaped the science” when discussing the research on the university website. The scientists blame “the era of Victorian Imperialism” for the lack of female glaciologists.


“Do we really need a study to tell us that glacier nerds are more likely to be men than women,” Marlo Lewis, an analyst at the libertarian Competitive Enterprise Institute, told TheDCNF “Or that women in developing countries are ‘more confined to their homes and child rearing’ when sudden glacier melt causes local flooding?”


Carey also helped found the University of Oregon’s Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples Initiative.


“Predictably, the authors fail to see the ‘sexist’ nature of today’s climate agenda, which seeks to restrict people’s access to the most affordable, abundant, and reliable forms of energy,” Lewis said. “Energy poverty is literally lethal, and in energy-poor countries, it is women and children who suffer most.”


Carey did not respond to requests for comment.

 

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Broken link is possible coverup by NSF:

https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1253779&HistoricalAwards=false

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