High Tide

News from a Warming World
Author: Mark Lynas
Publisher: HarperPerennial
ISBN: N.A
Category: Climatic changes
Page: 341
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Lynas reveals the first evidence--collected during an epic three-year journey across five continents--of how global warming is affecting people's lives all around the world. Lynas' encounters and discoveries give us a stark warning about the dangers that lie ahead if nothing is done.

Global Capitalism and Climate Change: The Need for an Alternative World System


Author: Hans A. Baer
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 075912132X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 353
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This book constitutes an effort to develop a critical social science of climate change, one that posits its roots in global capitalism with its emphasis on profit-making, a treadmill of production and consumption, heavy reliance on fossil fuels, and commitment to ongoing economic expansion.

The Encyclopedia of Global Warming Science and Technology


Author: Bruce E. Johansen
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313377020
Category: Science
Page: 738
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Comprehensive in scope and accessible to all reader levels, "The Encyclopedia of Global Warming Science and Technology" covers a vast range of topics, concepts, issues, processes, and scientists sifted and melded from the many scientific and technological fields. These include atmospheric chemistry, paleoclimatology, biogeography, oceanography, geophysics, glaciology, soil science, and more. Bruce E. Johansen digests the explosion of scientific work on global warming that has been published since 1980 and presents it in a set that is sure to be the indispensable standard reference work on the topic. The information here is of importance to just about everyone on the planet--for the findings of global warming science and technology should dictate the choices we make today to secure our common future. This encyclopedia will prove useful for many different types of professionals, inasmuch as global warming science informs public policy debates, applied science, and technology in such fields as energy generation, architecture, engineering, and agriculture.

Drive in Cinema

Essays on Film, Theory and Politics
Author: Marc James Léger
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 1783204850
Category: Art
Page: 310
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Drive in Cinema offers Žižek-influenced studies of films made by some of the most engaging and influential filmmakers of our time, from avant-garde directors Jean-Luc Godard, Werner Herzog, Alexander Kluge, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Věra Chytilová, to independent filmmakers William Klein, Oliver Ressler, Hal Hartley, Olivier Assayas, Vincent Gallo, Jim Jarmusch and Harmony Korine. These essays in critical cultural theory present interdisciplinary perspectives on the relations between art, film and politics. How does filmic symbolization mediate intersubjective social exchange? What are the possibilities for avant-gardism today and how does this correspond to what we know about cultural production after capitalism’s real subsumption of labour? How have various filmmakers communicated radical ideas through film as a popular medium? Drive in Cinema pursues Lacanian ethics to avenues beyond the academic obsession with cultural representation and cinematic technique. It will be of interest to anyone who is concerned with film’s potential as an emancipatory force.

Why Social Justice Matters


Author: Brian Barry
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745629938
Category: Law
Page: 323
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While social injustice has been increasing, the idea of social justice has been undermined by unfounded appeals to "personal responsibility" and "equal opportunity." Brian Barry exposes the shoddy logic and distortion of reality that underpins this ideology. Once we understand the role of the social structure in limiting options, we have to recognize that really putting into practice ideas such as equal opportunity and personal responsibility would require a fundamental transformation of almost all existing institutions. Barry argues that only if inequalities of wealth and income are kept within a narrow range can equal prospects for education, health and autonomy be realized. He proposes a number of policies to achieve a more equal society and argues that they are economically feasible. But are they politically possible? The apparent stability of the status quo is delusory, he responds: radical changes in our way of life are unavoidable.

After the Ice

Life, Death, and Geopolitics in the New Arctic
Author: Alun Anderson
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061942545
Category: Political Science
Page: 304
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New from Smithsonian Books, After the Ice is an eye-opening look at the winners and losers in the high-stakes story of Arctic transformation, from nations to native peoples to animals and the very landscape itself. Author Alun Anderson explores the effects of global warming amid new geopolitical rivalries, combining science, business, politics, and adventure to provide a fascinating narrative portrait of this rapidly changing land of unparalleled global significance.

Exploring Climate Change through Science and in Society

An anthology of Mike Hulme's essays, interviews and speeches
Author: Mike Hulme
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135089825
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 352
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Mike Hulme has been studying climate change for over thirty years and is today one of the most distinctive and recognisable voices speaking internationally about climate change in the academy, in public and in the media. The argument that he has made powerfully over the last few years is that climate change has to be understood as much as an idea situated in different cultural contexts as it is as a physical phenomenon to be studied through universal scientific practices. Climate change at its core embraces both science and society, both knowledge and culture. Hulme’s numerous academic and popular writings have explored what this perspective means for the different ways climate change is studied, narrated, argued over and acted upon. Exploring Climate Change through Science and in Society gathers together for the first time a collection of his most popular, prominent and controversial articles, essays, speeches, interviews and reviews dating back to the late 1980s. The 50 or so short items are grouped together in seven themes - Science, Researching, Culture, Policy, Communicating, Controversy, Futures - and within each theme are arranged chronologically to reveal changing ideas, evidence and perspectives about climate change. Each themed section is preceded with a brief introduction, drawing out the main issues examined. Three substantive unpublished new essays have been specially written for the book, including one reflecting on the legacy of Climategate. Taken as a collection, these writings reveal the changes in scientific and public understandings of climate change since the late 1980s, as refracted through the mind and expression of one leading academic and public commentator. The collection shows the many different ways in which it is necessary to approach the idea of climate change to interpret and make sense of the divergent and discordant voices proclaiming it in the public sphere.

Global Warming in the 21st Century: Melting ice and warming seas


Author: Bruce Elliott Johansen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780275985875
Category: Global warming
Page: 833
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Global Warming in the 21st Century: Our evolving climate crisis


Author: Bruce Elliott Johansen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780275985868
Category: Science
Page: 833
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World Without End?

Contours of a Post-terrorism World
Author: Leslie Griffiths,Jennifer Potter
Publisher: Epworth Press
ISBN: 9780716206088
Category: Religion
Page: 148
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The authors analyze the current world situation as one of increased and increasing complexity in which traditional answers and solutions can no longer hold. They conclude that new ways of responding are needed in a world that is dominated by one superpower and shaped by a tapestry of local crises.

Global Warming 101


Author: Bruce Elliott Johansen
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313346903
Category: Science
Page: 194
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An introduction to global warming brings together illustrations and text to offer non-scientists an overview of current research and trends, and critical issues and applications in everyday life.

Global Warming in the 21st Century: Plants and animals in peril


Author: Bruce Elliott Johansen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780275990930
Category: Global warming
Page: 833
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The Tablet


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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The international Catholic weekly.

What's Wrong with America?

How the Rich and Powerful Have Changed America and Now Want to Change the World
Author: Jonathan Neale
Publisher: Vision Paperbacks
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 282
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For the 30 million people who marched against the war in Iraq, there has long been a suspicion that all is not well with the world - and in particular the USA. Jonathan Neale's critique shows that what the US does to the rest of the world, it is also doing to its own people.

New Scientist


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet


Author: Mark Lynas
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007323522
Category: Nature
Page: 384
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An eye-opening and vital account of the future of our earth and our civilisation if current rates of global warming persist, by the highly acclaimed author of ‘High Tide’.

Climate Change Begins at Home

Life on the Two-Way Street of Global Warming
Author: Dave Reay
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230007543
Category: Science
Page: 224
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Climate change is one of the greatest threats that humankind faces in the twenty-first century. But while government and industry fail to act, this book argues, we could all work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 60%, the level necessary to halt the current trend according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Packed with provocative case studies, calculations, and lifestyle comparisons, this entertaining and authoritative book makes the complexities of climatology tractable and challenges readers to rethink their notions of "doing their bit".

Six Degrees

Our Future on a Hotter Planet
Author: Mark Lynas
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: 346
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Picture yourself a few decades from now, in a world in which average temperatures are three degrees higher than they are now. On the edge of Greenland, rivers ten times the size of the Amazon are gushing off the ice sheet into the north Atlantic. Displaced victims of North Africa's drought establish a new colony on Greenland's southern tip, one of the few inhabitable areas not already crowded with environmental refugees. Vast pumping systems keep the water out of most of Holland, but the residents of Bangladesh and the Nile Delta enjoy no such protection. Meanwhile, in New York, a Category 5-plus superstorm pushes through the narrows between Staten Island and Brooklyn, devastating waterside areas from Long Island to Manhattan. Pakistan, crippled by drought brought on by disappearing Himalayan glaciers, sees 27 million farmers flee to refugee camps in neighbouring India. Its desperate government prepares a last-ditch attempt to increase the flow of the Indus river by bombing half-constructed Indian dams in Kashmir. The Pakistani president authorises the use of nuclear weapons in the case of an Indian military counter-strike. But the biggest story of all comes from South America, where a conflagration of truly epic proportions has begun to consume the Amazon...Alien as it all sounds, Mark Lynas's incredible new book is not science-fiction; nor is it sensationalist. The title, 'Six Degrees', refers to the terrifying possibility that average temperatures will rise by up to six degrees within the next hundred years. This is the first time we have had a reliable picture of how the collapse of our civilisation will unfold unless urgent action is taken.Most vitally, Lynas's book serves to highlight the fact that the world of 2100 doesn't have to be one of horror and chaos. With a little foresight, some intelligent strategic planning, and a reasonable dose of good luck, we can at least halt the catastrophic trend into which we have fallen - but the time to act is now.

The God Species

Saving the Planet in the Age of Humans
Author: Mark Lynas
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 142620891X
Category: Nature
Page: 280
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Lynas argues that we can sustain a world of nine billion at higher living standards than today, but only if we take a more scientific approach to recognizing the real ecological limits of Earth. And that means taking a clear-eyed, rational look at a host of issues such as organic farming, genetically engineered crops, and nuclear power.