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Main Title Why we disagree about climate change : understanding controversy, inaction and opportunity /
Author Hulme, Mike,
Publisher Cambridge University Press,
Year Published 2009
OCLC Number 302387113
ISBN 9780521898690; 0521898692; 0521727324; 9780521727327
Subjects Climatic changes. ; Climatic changes--Government policy. ; Environmental policy. ; environmental policies. ; Changement climatique. ; Politique de l'environnement. ; Gesellschaft ; Klimaschutz ; Klimaänderung ; Kontroverse ; Politische Auseinandersetzung ; Psychologie ; Umweltethik ; Climate change. ; Klimatfèorändringar. ; Klimatpolitik. ; Miljèopolitik. ; Klimaèanderung
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EJAM  QC981.8.C5H825 2009 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 11/26/2012
EKBM  QC981.8.C5H825 2009 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/01/2011
Collation xxxix, 392 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-380) and index.
Contents Notes
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. "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."--Publisher's description.