Regional geographies of climate change
1Geography Research Unit, University of Oulu, Oulu, 90014 Finland
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John Wiley & Sons,
|Publish Date:|| 2023-08-30
This essay is a commentary on Peter Taylor’s article ‘The geographical ontology challenge in attending to anthropogenic climate change: regional geography revisited’. Taylor’s article develops, in the context climate change, several themes that he has outlined during his long career. This commentary focuses particularly on the contested (discursive) regional, regional geographical and state-centric frames critically examined in Taylor’s paper. Despite the mushrooming literature on climate change, ontological issues related to regionality/spatialities explored by Taylor have been largely overlooked. He introduces a useful multi-scalar and multi-dimensional framework for problematizing the ontologies of the spatialities related to climate change emergency. This commentary focuses on this framework in the context of regional geography. Since regional/territorial, particularly state-centric frames are frequently taken for granted, Taylor’s proposal is very welcome and provides a valuable addition not only to the debate on climate change but also to the ongoing resurgence of regional geography and regional thinking.
Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie
|Pages:||71 - 78|
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
519 Social and economic geography
1172 Environmental sciences
© 2023 The Authors. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd on behalf of Royal Dutch Geographical Society / Koninklijk Nederlands Aardrijkskundig Genootschap. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.