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    The Role of Community Participation in Climate Change Assessment and Research
    Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 27 (1): 65-85. 2014.
    There is currently a gap between assessment and intervention in the literature concerned with climate change and food. While intervention is local and context dependent, current assessments are usually global and abstract. Available assessments are useful for understanding the scale of the effects of climate change and they are ideal for motivating arguments in favor of mitigation and adaptation. However, adaptation projects need assessments that can provide data to support their efforts. This r…Read more
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    Changing Values: A Commentary on Hall
    with Lori Gruen and William Johnston
    Ethics, Policy and Environment 16 (2). 2013.
    We think Hall (2013) is correct in arguing that the environmental movement needs a stronger narrative and believe that such a narrative requires significant nuance. Hall rightly recognizes the importance of appropriately framing the current narratives appealed to by the environmental movement. They are too simplistic and, as such, misleading. The optimistic frames tend to ignore the real losses people experience in trying to live greener lifestyles. The ‘doom and gloom’ frames are apt to foster …Read more
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    Towards a More Participative Definition of Food Justice
    Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 27 (5): 787-809. 2014.
    This paper argues that the definition of food justice must be defined in more participatory terms. Current accounts of food justice tend to emphasize distributional inequalities. However, there is broad recognition that these distributional inequalities are the result of participative inequalities and that the participation of marginalized groups in advocacy plays an important role in creating just food systems. In addition, thinking of food justice in more participative terms also suggests a mo…Read more
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    How Much is a Healthy River Worth? The Value of Recreation-based Tourism in the Connecticut River Watershed
    with Helen Poulos, James Workman, Annie deBoer, and Julia Michaels
    Ethics, Policy and Environment 18 (1): 44-59. 2015.
    Data about flow rate, fishing intensity, and expenditures made by anglers can be used to capture some of the recreational value of waterways in economic terms in a way that avoids a number of the weaknesses of the most commonly used tools such as the contingent valuation method. Furthermore, recreational fishing may spur more economic activity than competing uses of riverine flows such as agriculture. This suggests that potential opportunity cost in regards to recreation ought to be a factor con…Read more
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    Brooks convincingly makes the case that the current arguments for climate mitigation and adaptation fail. Each of the arguments discussed by Brooks appeals to end-state solutions that are some combination of poorly defined, inadequate, inappropriate, or are impossible. Thus, those arguments provide us with relatively limited guidance regarding what we should do about climate change. I hope to extend Brooks’ article by providing a rough sketch of how we might think about responding to climate cha…Read more