Climate-Challenged Society

Climate-Challenged Society

ISBN-10:
0199660115
ISBN-13:
9780199660117
Pub. Date:
12/24/2013
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
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Overview

Climate-Challenged Society

This book is an original, accessible, and thought-provoking introduction to the severe and broad-ranging challenges that climate change presents and how societies can respond. It synthesizes and deploys cutting-edge scholarship on the range of social, economic, political, and philosophical issues surrounding climate change. The treatment is introductory, but the book is written "with attitude", for nobody has yet charted in coherent, integrative, and effective fashion a way to move societies beyond their current paralysis as they face the challenges of climate change.

The coverage begins with an examination of science, public opinion, and policy making, with special attention to organized climate change denial. The book then moves to economic analysis and its limits; different kinds of policies; climate justice; governance at all levels from the local to the global; and the challenge of an emerging "Anthropocene" in which the mostly unintended consequences of human action drive the earth system into a more chaotic and unstable era. The conclusion considers the prospects for fundamental transition in ideas, movements, economics, and governance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199660117
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/24/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1. Climate's Challenges
2. Constructing Science and Dealing with Denial
3. The Costs of Inaction and the Limits of Economics
4. Actions that Promise and Practices that Fall Short
5. What's Just?
6. Governance
7. The Anthropocene
8. Transition, Resilience, and Reconstruction

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