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Why we disagree about climate change : understanding controversy, inaction and opportunity

Author: Mike Hulme
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
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"Climate change is not 'a problem' waiting for 'a solution'. It is an environmental, cultural and political phenomenon which is re-shaping the way we think about ourselves, our societies and humanity's place on Earth. Drawing upon twenty-five years of professional work as an international climate change scientist and public commentator, Mike Hulme provides a unique insider's account of the emergence of this  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Hulme
ISBN: 9780521898690 0521898692 0521727324 9780521727327
OCLC Number: 302387113
Description: xxxix, 392 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The social meanings of climate --
The discovery of climate change --
The performance of science --
The endowment of value --
The things we believe --
The things we fear --
The communication of risk --
The challenges of development --
The way we govern --
Beyond climate change.
Responsibility: Mike Hulme.
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