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The Resource Reason in a dark time : why the struggle against climate change failed--and what it means for our future, Dale Jamieson

Reason in a dark time : why the struggle against climate change failed--and what it means for our future, Dale Jamieson

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Reason in a dark time : why the struggle against climate change failed--and what it means for our future
Title
Reason in a dark time
Title remainder
why the struggle against climate change failed--and what it means for our future
Statement of responsibility
Dale Jamieson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the 1992 Rio Earth Summit to the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Conference there was a concerted international effort to stop climate change. Yet greenhouse gas emissions increased, atmospheric concentrations grew, and global warming became an observable fact of life. In this book, the author explains what climate change is, why we have failed to stop it, and why it still matters what we do. Centered in philosophy, the volume also treats the scientific, historical, economic, and political dimensions of climate change. Our failure to prevent or even to respond significantly to climate change, the author argues, reflects the impoverishment of our systems of practical reason, the paralysis of our politics, and the limits of our cognitive and affective capacities. The climate change that is underway is remaking the world in such a way that familiar comforts, places, and ways of life will disappear in years or decades rather than centuries. Climate change also threatens our sense of meaning, since it is difficult to believe that our individual actions matter. The challenges that climate change presents go beyond the resources of common sense morality; it can be hard to view such everyday acts as driving and flying as presenting moral problems. Yet there is much that we can do to slow climate change, to adapt to it and restore a sense of agency while living meaningful lives in a changing world--Publisher information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jamieson, Dale
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
GE40
NAL item number
.J36 2014
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Environmental sciences
  • Environmental ethics
  • Human ecology
  • Sciences de l'environnement
  • Éthique de l'environnement
  • Écologie humaine
  • environmental sciences
  • human ecology
  • Politique de l'environnement
  • Environmental ethics
  • Environmental sciences
  • Human ecology
  • Climat
  • Éthique de l'environnement
  • Écologie humaine
  • Miljövetenskap
  • Humanekologi
  • climate
Label
Reason in a dark time : why the struggle against climate change failed--and what it means for our future, Dale Jamieson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [239]-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Facts and values
  • The science/policy interface
  • Organized denial
  • Partisanship
  • Political institutions
  • The hardest problem
  • The limits of economics :
  • Economics and climate change
  • The Stern Review and its critics
  • Discounting
  • Introduction
  • Further problems
  • State of the discussion
  • The frontiers of ethics :
  • The domain of concern
  • Responsibility and harm
  • Fault liability
  • Human rights and domination
  • Differences that matter
  • Revising morality
  • Living with climate change :
  • The nature of the problem :
  • Life in the anthropocene
  • It doesn't matter what I do
  • It's not the meat, it's the motion
  • Ethics for the anthropocene
  • Respect for nature
  • Global justice
  • Politics, policy, and the road ahead :
  • The rectification of names
  • Adaptation: the neglected option?
  • Why we need more than adaptation
  • The development of climate science
  • The category formerly known as geoengineering
  • The way forward
  • Climate change as a public issue
  • The age of climate diplomacy
  • Obstacles to action :
  • Scientific ignorance
  • Politicizing science
Control code
871961562
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 266 pages
Isbn
9780199337668
Lccn
2013024806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
Other control number
  • 11186114
  • 99958652941
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)871961562
Label
Reason in a dark time : why the struggle against climate change failed--and what it means for our future, Dale Jamieson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [239]-260) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Facts and values
  • The science/policy interface
  • Organized denial
  • Partisanship
  • Political institutions
  • The hardest problem
  • The limits of economics :
  • Economics and climate change
  • The Stern Review and its critics
  • Discounting
  • Introduction
  • Further problems
  • State of the discussion
  • The frontiers of ethics :
  • The domain of concern
  • Responsibility and harm
  • Fault liability
  • Human rights and domination
  • Differences that matter
  • Revising morality
  • Living with climate change :
  • The nature of the problem :
  • Life in the anthropocene
  • It doesn't matter what I do
  • It's not the meat, it's the motion
  • Ethics for the anthropocene
  • Respect for nature
  • Global justice
  • Politics, policy, and the road ahead :
  • The rectification of names
  • Adaptation: the neglected option?
  • Why we need more than adaptation
  • The development of climate science
  • The category formerly known as geoengineering
  • The way forward
  • Climate change as a public issue
  • The age of climate diplomacy
  • Obstacles to action :
  • Scientific ignorance
  • Politicizing science
Control code
871961562
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 266 pages
Isbn
9780199337668
Lccn
2013024806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
Other control number
  • 11186114
  • 99958652941
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)871961562

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