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

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

Label
Why we disagree about climate change : understanding controversy, inaction and opportunity
Title
Why we disagree about climate change
Title remainder
understanding controversy, inaction and opportunity
Statement of responsibility
Mike Hulme
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hulme, Mike
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC981.8.C5
LC item number
H825 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Environmental policy
  • Climate Change
  • Environment
  • Klimaänderung
  • Klimaschutz
  • Kontroverse
  • Gesellschaft
  • Psychologie
  • Umweltethik
  • Gesellschaft
  • Klimaschutz
  • Klimaänderung
  • Kontroverse
  • Politische Auseinandersetzung
  • Psychologie
  • Umweltethik
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Environmental policy
  • Changement climatique
  • Politique de l'environnement
Label
Why we disagree about climate change : understanding controversy, inaction and opportunity, Mike Hulme
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-380) and index
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 fear -- The communication of risk -- The challenges of development -- The way we govern -- Beyond climate change
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxix, 392 p.
Isbn
9780521727327
Lccn
2009004684
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)302387113
  • (OCoLC)ocn302387113
Label
Why we disagree about climate change : understanding controversy, inaction and opportunity, Mike Hulme
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-380) and index
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 fear -- The communication of risk -- The challenges of development -- The way we govern -- Beyond climate change
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxix, 392 p.
Isbn
9780521727327
Lccn
2009004684
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)302387113
  • (OCoLC)ocn302387113

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