Wikipedia:WikiProject Women in Red/Meetup/214

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    Welcome to WikiProject Women in Red (WiR)!
    Our objective is to turn red links into blue ones. Our project's scope is women's representation on all language Wikipedias (biographies, women's works, women's issues, broadly construed). Did you know that, according to Humaniki, only 19.83% of the English Wikipedia's biographies are about women? Not impressed? Content gender gap is a form of systemic bias, and this is what WiR addresses. We invite you to participate, whenever you like, in whatever way suits you and your schedule. Editors of all genders are equally and warmly welcome at Women in Red!
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    January-December 2022
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    Throughout 2022, Women in Red is focusing on climate, as a basis for creating biographies and supporting articles on women involved in research, lobbying, politics and related fields aimed at reducing the impact of climate on global warming. In addition to those specifically identified as climatologists, we encourage articles on environmentalists, ecologists, and earth scientists, as well as all those, young or old, who have been lobbying for action. While we welcome additions on all of these during the course of the year, we'll be encouraging special attention to coverage of four different aspects, one for each quarter.

    Our initial priority for January to March will be research, targeting all those scientists and academics who have helped to provide an increasingly solid basis for action. During the subsequent months, we will be encouraging work on lobbyists, those involved in politics and decision making, and finally, in the last quarter, we hope to be able to cover women who have been behind some of the evolving success stories, for example in farming, oceanography, digital support or simply increasing interest in the need for change. The lists of red links below should provide some ideas of which women, organizations and supporting activities deserve articles on Wikipedia.

    We hope both inexperienced and seasoned editors will join us in creating biographies and other articles about notable women active in climate topics, as well as their organizations, writings, awards and other connected works.

    This virtual editathon allows enthusiasts wherever they may be to participate in our initiative. Contributors are of course also welcome to add articles on any other women who deserve to be covered, for example under the topics of the month or our comprehensive #1day1woman priority.

    The main goals of the event are:

    • to encourage inexperienced editors and show them how they can contribute to Wikipedia by creating biographies of prominent women
    • to draw the attention of more experienced editors to the need for concerted action in combating the systemic bias against the coverage of women and women's works
    • to promote the new and improved articles and images through social media and via nominations to Main Page features "Did You Know?" and "In The News".

    What else?

    • Below, you'll see a section where you can list the articles you create month by month, and another section where you can add the images you have uploaded to Commons.
    • This essay on creating women's biographies and our Ten Simple Rules might be helpful to newer editors.
    • If you share any of the articles or images on social media, or successfully nominate for Main Page, please indicate you have done so next to the article name.

    Redlists (lists of redlinked articles to be created)[edit]

    A wide variety of redlink lists can be found on our Redlist index. Those relating to climate, broadly-construed, are listed below:

    Add lists here, if possible with a source:

    Add other red links here, if possible with a source:

    • Josette Garnier won ASLO award for outstanding research in environmental problems[1], [1],
    • Sarah Das, scientist working on climate and ice in Greenland, participant in the AAAS climate initiative [2], [3], COP26 participant [2]
    • Brenda Konar, director of the Fire and Ice project, working on ecosystem change in Alaska [4]
    • Lihini Aluwihare recently in the news for work finding barrels of DDT off California,[3] chemicals in dolphins,[4] transport of organic carbon from the surface to the deep ocean[5]
    • Anitra Ingalls, chemical oceanographer, feedbacks between bacteria and climate, vitamins in seawater,[6] sulfur in ocean,[7] and oxygen[8]
    • Lisan Yi oceanographer working on ocean, climate; just named to NASA Earth Science Advisory committee,[9] works on fluxes between the atmosphere and the ocean[10]
    • Moneka De Oro, climate activist from Guam[11]


    Outcomes (articles)[edit]

    2022: Q4[edit]

    2022: Q3[edit]

    2022: Q2[edit]

    2022: Q1[edit]

    Early start: 2021[edit]

    Promote our work[edit]


    • Add FB after the article if you mention it on Facebook
    • Add PIN after the article if you pin the image on Pinterest
    • Add TW after the article if you tweet it on Twitter
    • Add IG after the article if you post in on Instagram
    • Add LI after the article if you post it on LinkedIn
    • Add ITN after the article if it was posted on the main page via WP:In The News

    Upgraded articles[edit]

    Most recent on top, please, specifying upgraded if not new

    Did You Know features[edit]

    New/expanded articles featured in the Did you know... column of the Wikipedia Main page

    Outcomes (media)[edit]

    Add here – most recent at the top

    See also[edit]

    Previous annual initiatives:


    1. ^ "Patrick Award: Josette Garnier and Gilles Billen". Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin. 25 (2): 56–56. 2016. doi:10.1002/lob.10096. ISSN 1539-6088.
    2. ^ "COP26 participants".
    3. ^ "Over 25,000 DDT-tainted barrels are discovered on seafloor off California". The Seattle Times. 28 April 2021.
    4. ^ "Research Highlight: The Dolphin Sentinels". Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
    5. ^ Aguilera, Mario. "New Research Findings on Carbon Cycle Feed Climate Research". Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
    6. ^ published, Agata Blaszczak-Boxe (18 March 2014). "New Source of Vitamin B12 Discovered in the Ocean".
    7. ^ "New study tracks sulfur-based metabolism in the open ocean". UW News.
    8. ^ "Lab experiments question popular measure of ancient ocean temperatures". EurekAlert!.
    9. ^ "Earth Science Advisory Committee | Science Mission Directorate".
    10. ^ "WHOI-NOAA partnership tackles critical gap in climate knowledge". EurekAlert!.
    11. ^ {{cite news}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)

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