The Politics of Climate Change

Author: Anthony Giddens

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745654649

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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"A landmark study in the struggle to contain climate change, the greatest challenge of our era. I urge everyone to read it." Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States of America Since it first appeared, this book has achieved a classic status. Reprinted many times since its publication, it remains the only work that looks in detail at the political issues posed by global warming. This new edition has been thoroughly updated and provides a state-of-the-art discussion of the most formidable challenge humanity faces this century. If climate change goes unchecked, the consequences are likely to be catastrophic for human life on earth. Yet for most people and for many policy-makers too, it tends to be a back-of-the-mind issue. We recognize its importance and even its urgency, but for the most part it is swamped by more immediate concerns. Political action and intervention on local, national and international levels are going to have a decisive effect on whether or not we can limit global warming as well as how we adapt to that already occurring. However, at the moment, argues Giddens, we do not have a systematic politics of climate change. Politics-as-usual won't allow us to deal with the problems we face, while the recipes of the main challenger to orthodox politics, the green movement, are flawed at source. Giddens introduces a range of new concepts and proposals to fill in the gap, and examines in depth the connections between climate change and energy security.
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Politics of Climate Change

Author: Anthony Giddens

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745646921

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

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"Climate change differs from any other problem that, as collective humanity, we face today. If it goes unchecked, the consequences are likely to be catastrophic for human life on earth. Yet for most people, and for many policy-makers too, it tends to be a 'back of the mind' issue. ... [This book] argues controversially, we do not have a systematic politics of climate change. Politics-as-usual won't allow us to deal with the problems we face, while the recipes of the main challenger to orthodox politics, the green movement, are flawed at source." - cover.
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The Politics of Climate Change

Environmental Dynamics in International Affairs

Author: Paul G. Harris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317989902

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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Climate change is now a mainstream part of the international political agenda. It has become clear that it is not solely a technical issue, to be resolved by scientists, but a political issue with political implications at all levels of global governance. Indeed, some may argue that few long-term problems in international affairs are more important than this one. The purpose of this book is to reveal and apply some of the latest thinking on the implications of climate change for international affairs, and to explore how various proposals for tackling climate change will affect interstate relations in coming years. Chapters by scholars of international relations, international political economy and international law contribute to current discussions of climate change, doing so in way that is accessible to students, stakeholders, government officials and informed laypersons. Some questions considered in the book include the following: How has the discussion of climate change affected interstate relations? How does this problem, and how do environmental issues more generally, challenge international relations theory? How do international climate politics influence domestic politics, and vice-versa? How would climate change or action taken to tackle it affect the balance of power or balance of influence? Is climate change a matter of international security or international justice—or both—and how does the answer to this question affect policy responses of governments? Which states are likely to benefit or suffer from the various proposals to address climate change? What are the legal, ethical and political implications of the uneven distribution of the impacts of climate change? This book was previously published as a special issue of the Cambridge Review of International Affairs.
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Towards a Cultural Politics of Climate Change

Devices, Desires and Dissent

Author: Harriet Bulkeley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107166276

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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This book develops new perspectives on the cultural politics of climate change and its implications for responding to this challenge.
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The Politics of Climate Change

A European Perspective

Author: Jill Jager,Timothy O'Riordan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134685092

Category: Science

Page: 416

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The Politics of Climate Change provides a critical analysis of the political, moral and legal response to climate change in the midst of significant socio-economic policy shifts. Evolving from original EC commissioned research, this book examines how climate change was put on the policy agenda, with the evolution of the United Nations Framework Convention and subsequent Conference of Parties. The international team of contributors devote in-depth chapters to: * climate change policies of different nations * reductions of greenhouse gas emmissions * legal aspects of external competence and moral obligatons * the political significance of the European experience within the wider global perspectives of America and Asia.
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The Politics of Climate Change

A Survey

Author: Maxwell T. Boykoff

Publisher: Politics Of

ISBN: 9780415613569

Category: Political Science

Page: 303

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Climate change is a defining issue in contemporary life. Since the Industrial Revolution, heavy reliance on carbon-based sources for energy in industry and society has contributed to substantial changes in the climate, indicated by increases in temperature and sea level rise. In the last three decades, concerns regarding human contributions to climate change have moved from obscure scientific inquiries to the fore of science, politics, policy and practices at many levels. From local adaptation strategies to international treaty negotiation, 'the politics of climate change' is as pervasive, vital and contested as it has ever been. On the cusp of a new commitment to international co-operation to rein in greenhouse gas emissions, this essential book intervenes to help understand and engage with the dynamic and compelling 'Politics of Climate Change'. This edited collection draws on a vast array of experience, expertise and perspectives, with authors with backgrounds in climate science, geography, environmental studies, biology, sociology, political science, psychology and philosophy. This reflects the contemporary conditions where the politics of climate change permeates and penetrates all facets of our shared lives and livelihoods. Chapters include the Politics of Climate Science, History of Climate Policy, the Cultural Politics of Climate Change: Interactions in the Spaces of Everyday, the Politics of Interstate Climate Negotiations, the Politics of the Carbon Economy, and Addressing Inequality. An A - Z glossary of key terms offers additional information in dictionary format, with entries on topics including Carbon tax, Stabilization, Renewable technologies and the World Meteorological Organization. A section of Maps offers a visual overview of the effects of environmental change.
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The Politics of Climate Change Negotiations

Strategies and Variables in Prolonged International Negotiations

Author: Christian Downie

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1783472111

Category: Science

Page: 224

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The Politics of Climate Change Negotiations describes the successes and failures of long international negotiations and most importantly, examines the lessons they hold for the future. Drawing on more than 100 interviews with climate change insiders in
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The Dirty Politics of Climate Change

Author: Clive Hamilton

Publisher: Black Inc.

ISBN: 0977594904

Category: Climatic changes

Page: 266

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This is the book that blows the whistle on the politics of global warming in Australia. Why have our political leaders been so slow to act? Who are the fossil-fuel lobby groups who still set the policy agenda? How many different ways can one spin, deceive, lie and obfuscate instead of facing facts and looking for the new solutions that are desperately needed? Written with humour, urgency and great authority, this is the definitive account of the politics of climate change in Australia.
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Truth Wars

The Politics of Climate Change, Military Intervention and Financial Crisis

Author: P. Lee

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137298499

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

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We live in an age of crises that are global in scale and potentially apocalyptic in severity, affecting the lives of millions billions of people. Peter Lee examines the struggle for truth at the heart of these crises to show how political leaders attempt to shape individual behavior, attitudes and identity.
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