Why We Argue about Climate Change

Why We Argue about Climate Change

by Eric Knight
     
 

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A new perspective on a diabolical problem.

Climate change is one of the most polarising issues of our time, but it doesn’t have to be that way. In Why We Argue about Climate Change, Eric Knight unpicks the misconceptions that keep us arguing about, and stop us seeing, the true nature of the problem - and its

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A new perspective on a diabolical problem.

Climate change is one of the most polarising issues of our time, but it doesn’t have to be that way. In Why We Argue about Climate Change, Eric Knight unpicks the misconceptions that keep us arguing about, and stop us seeing, the true nature of the problem - and its solutions.

Why can’t we learn anything about climate change from snowstorms or scorching temperatures? How have sceptics and believers confused politics and science in their war for public opinion? Is climate change a moral challenge or a technological one? With optimism and clarity, Knight cuts through the distortions and distractions and proposes a better way forward.

Why We Argue about Climate Change is essential reading for anyone who wants to solve the puzzle of a warming planet rather than squabble about the weather. It contains expanded and updated chapters from Knight’s acclaimed book Reframe, as well as much new material.

‘Eric Knight is provoking us to consider not just what we think, but how we think.’ - Waleed Aly

‘Knight is ... not just logical and lucid but also consistently interesting and challenging.’ - The Age

About the author: Eric Knight is the author of Reframe: How to Solve the World’s Trickiest Problems. A former Rhodes Scholar, he has worked as an economics consultant to the OECD, the UN and the World Bank and written for the Sydney Morning Herald, the Age, the Drum, the Spectator and the Monthly. His work on climate change has fed into both sides of Australian politics and he is a visiting research fellow in economic geography at the University of Oxford.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781863956086
Publisher:
Black Inc.
Publication date:
06/26/2013
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.33(d)

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