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Reason in a dark time : why the struggle against climate change failed--and what it means for our future

Author: Dale Jamieson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2014] ©2014
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From the 1992 Rio Earth Summit to the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Conference there was a concerted international effort to stop climate change. Yet greenhouse gas emissions increased, atmospheric concentrations grew, and global warming became an observable fact of life. In this book, the author explains what climate change is, why we have failed to stop it, and why it still matters what we do. Centered in philosophy,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jamieson, Dale.
Reason in a dark time.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]
(OCoLC)889633072
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dale Jamieson
ISBN: 9780199337668 0199337667
OCLC Number: 871961562
Awards: Winner of Winner of the American Philosophical Association's 2013 Public Philosophy Op-Ed Contest.
Description: xvi, 266 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The nature of the problem : The development of climate science ; Climate change as a public issue ; The age of climate diplomacy --
Obstacles to action : Scientific ignorance ; Politicizing science ; Facts and values ; The science/policy interface ; Organized denial ; Partisanship ; Political institutions ; The hardest problem --
The limits of economics : Economics and climate change ; The Stern Review and its critics ; Discounting ; Further problems ; State of the discussion --
The frontiers of ethics : The domain of concern ; Responsibility and harm ; Fault liability ; Human rights and domination ; Differences that matter ; Revising morality --
Living with climate change : Life in the anthropocene ; It doesn't matter what I do ; It's not the meat, it's the motion ; Ethics for the anthropocene ; Respect for nature ; Global justice --
Politics, policy, and the road ahead : The rectification of names ; Adaptation: the neglected option? ; Why we need more than adaptation ; The category formerly known as geoengineering ; The way forward.
Responsibility: Dale Jamieson.
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From the 1992 Rio Earth Summit to the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Conference there was a concerted international effort to stop climate change. This book is about what climate change is, why we failed  Read more...

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[I]t's the first book to be fully honest about climate change, it's the one book on the subject that stands a chance of not depressing you. It may even change your life. * Jonathan Franzen, The Read more...

 
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