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Activism and the fossil fuel industry

Author: Andrew Cheon; Johannes Urpelainen
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In less than a decade, activism against the fossil fuel industry has exploded across the globe. While environmentalists used to focus on legislative goals, such as carbon emissions trading or renewable energy policies, today the most prominent activists directly attack the fossil fuel industry. This timely book offers a comprehensive evaluation of different types of activism, the success and impact of campaigns and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Cheon; Johannes Urpelainen
ISBN: 9781783538089 1783538082 9781783537549 178353754X
OCLC Number: 1007497969
Description: xi, 242 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Fossil fuels in the world economy --
Perspectives on the movement against fossil fuels --
Keystone XL --
Divestment --
The campaign against coal in the United States --
Mobilizing against fracking --
Campaigns against fossil fuels : a global view --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Andrew Cheon and Johannes Urpelainen.

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"In less than a decade, activism against the fossil fuel industry has exploded across the globe. While environmentalists used to focus on legislative goals, such as carbon emissions trading or renewable energy policies, today the most prominent activists directly attack the fossil fuel industry. This timely book offers a comprehensive evaluation of different types of activism, the success and impact of campaigns and activities, and suggestions as to ways forward. This book is the first systematic treatment of the anti-fossil fuel movement in the United States. An accessible and readable text, it is an essential reference for scholars, policymakers, activists, and citizens interested in climate change, fossil fuels, and environmental sustainability. The entire book or chapters from it can be used as required or supplementary material in various courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. As the book is not technically challenging but contains a comprehensive review of climate change, fossil fuels, and the literature on environmental activism, it can be used as an accessible introduction to the anti-fossil fuel campaign across disciplines" -- From the publisher.

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