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

By: Hulme, Mike [autor]
Publisher: United states : Cambridge university press, ©2009Description: 392 páginas : ilustraciones ; 23 cmContent type: texto Media type: no mediado Carrier type: volumenISBN: 9780521727327Subject(s): Cambio climático | Cambios climáticos | Medio ambiente | Politica ambiental | Política públicaDDC classification: 363.73
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 Believe . -- The Things We Fear . -- The communication of Risk . -- The Challenges of deveolopment . -- The Way we Govern . -- Beyond climate change.
Summary: Is a book about the idea of climate change: where it came from, what it means to different people in different places, and why we desagree about it. It is a book which also develops a different way of approaching the idea of climate change and of working with it.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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.

Include Bibliography and index.

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 Believe . -- The Things We Fear . -- The communication of Risk . -- The Challenges of deveolopment . -- The Way we Govern . -- Beyond climate change.

Is a book about the idea of climate change: where it came from, what it means to different people in different places, and why we desagree about it. It is a book which also develops a different way of approaching the idea of climate change and of working with it.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • List of Figures (p. xiii)
  • List of Tables (p. xv)
  • List of Boxes (p. xvii)
  • Acknowledgements (p. xix)
  • Foreword (p. xxi)
  • Preface (p. xxv)
  • 1 The Social Meanings of Climate (p. 1)
  • 2 The Discovery of Climate Change (p. 35)
  • 3 The Performance of Science (p. 72)
  • 4 The Endowment of Value (p. 109)
  • 5 The Things We Believe (p. 142)
  • 6 The Things We Fear (p. 178)
  • 7 The Communication of Risk (p. 211)
  • 8 The Challenges of Development (p. 248)
  • 9 The Way We Govern (p. 284)
  • 10 Beyond Climate Change (p. 322)
  • Bibliography (p. 367)
  • Index (p. 381)

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CHOICE Review

Climatology is traditionally characterized by the behavior of, and interactions between, the various components of the Earth-atmosphere system (that is, the oceans, ice sheets, land surface, biosphere, and atmosphere) across multiple timescales. Hulme (Univ. of East Anglia, UK) presents a new paradigm in which climatology is viewed as an amalgamation of these physical processes and the social context in which they occur. From this new perspective, the author provides a concise description of the physical elements governing climate change, followed by chapters that explore the social fabric of the climate change issue. The book argues that disagreements on topics ranging from interpretation of scientific data to perception of risk and beyond contribute to society's position on mitigation of anthropogenic contribution to climate. Such contributions will not be diminished without explicit consideration of many social factors and, even then, will remain a tremendous challenge due to discord regarding the rules of climate governance. Why We Disagree about Climate Change is exceptionally well written and informative. Additional strengths are the annotated reference lists that accompany each chapter and an extensive bibliography. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals; general readers. J. Schoof Southern Illinois University

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