Soakers and Scorchers: The Social Construction of El Niño and the Role of Historical Knowledge in Environmental Policy Implementation

By Julia Miller.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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Demonised or heralded - understanding perceptions of El Niño plays a vital role in communicating environmentally sustainable practice.

Keywords: Australia, Culture, El Niño, Environment, History, Social construction, Sustainability

International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp.75-84. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 789.065KB).

Ms Julia Miller

Julia Miller is studying for her PhD in modern history at Macquarie University. Julia is particularly interested in environmental history and the shaping of attitudes to the environment and how this relates to current environmental practice. Her honours thesis at Macquarie University critiqued world El Niño historiography and its predominating theme of environmental determinism. Her PhD thesis uses Australia as a case study for a cultural world El Niño history.

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