Why We Disagree About Climate Change

Why We Disagree About Climate Change

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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 phenomenon and the diverse ways in which it is understood. He uses different standpoints from science, economics, faith, psychology, communication, sociology, politics and development to explain why we disagree about climate change. In this way he shows that climate change, far from being simply an 'issue' or a 'threat', can act as a catalyst to revise our perception of our place in the world. Why We Disagree About Climate Change is an important contribution to the ongoing debate over climate change and its likely impact on our lives.Such an attribute allows climate change easily to be appropriated in support of a wide range of ideological projects. ... we need to turn the question around and ask a#39;How does the idea of climate change alter the way we arrive at and achieve anbsp;...

Title:Why We Disagree About Climate Change
Author:Mike Hulme
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2009-04-30


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