CALL FOR PAPERS (Manuscript Submission Deadline: December 20, 2017)
Devastating Hurricanes and Environmental Justice Consequences for All
By Götz Kaufmann, 2017-10-21
In face of devastating impacts of Hurricanes in both the Caribbean and the US, the journal Environmental Justice (iEJ) calls for manuscripts dealing with the wide range of consequences:
Category 4 Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on August 25th ravaging huge swathes of southern Texas in a flood the size of which the United States has never experienced before.
It wreaked havoc on the population, their homes, and everything in its wake. Houston and its surrounding area has more chemical plants than any other part of the United States and is still not fully cognizant of the damage caused to the air and land by the storm. The environmental devastation has already manifested in explosions at nearby chemical plants, Superfund sites remaining flooded, chemical spills causing and exacerbating the continuing environmental catastrophe are just some of the issues which the nation must confront. In a one-two punch, the Caribbean, the entire state of Florida and other parts of the southeastern United States must now contend with Hurricane Irma and its aftermath. The displacement of hundreds of thousands of people, a lack of electricity for millions for residents, and the public health aftermath is and will be unprecedented. The journal seeks papers that will address how these recent weather events will impact both national and global environmental and climate justice communities.

Manuscript Submission Deadline: December 20, 2017

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