Kivalina: A Climate Change Story

Kivalina: A Climate Change Story

by Christine Shearer


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For the people of Kivalina, Alaska, the price of further climate change denial could be the complete devastation of their lives and culture. Their village must be relocated to survive, and neither the fossil fuel giants nor the U.S. government are willing to take full responsibility.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608461288
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication date: 07/26/2011
Pages: 199
Sales rank: 1,097,377
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Christine Shearer, PhD, is the Senior Researcher at the energy and climate organization CoalSwarm. She previously worked as postdoctoral scholar in Earth System Science at the University of California in Irvine, as a research fellow at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, and as a reporter for the Center for Investigative Reporting. Her writing has appeared in science and media publications including Nature, Environmental Research Letters, National Geographic, and The New York Times. She received her PhD in Sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Table of Contents

Part I - The Science of Persuasion
Chapter 1: Blueprint for Denial
Chapter 2: Shaping Legality
Part II: Fossil Fuels, Bush, and Global Warming
Chapter 3: A Carbon-Based World Order
Chapter 4: Global What?
Part III: Kivalina
Chapter 5: The Human Face of Global Warming
Chapter 6: Relocation in a Neoliberal State
The Conclusion

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