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The politics of climate change, Anthony Giddens

Label
The politics of climate change
Title
The politics of climate change
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Giddens
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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. 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 is a 'back of the mind' issue. We recognise its importance and even its urgency, but for the most part it is swamped by more immediate concerns. Politicians have woken up to the dangers, but at the moment their responses are mainly on the level of gesture rather than being, as they have to be, both concrete and radical. Political action and intervention, on local, national and international levels, is 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. At the moment, however, Anthony Giddens 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. 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. This book is likely to become a classic in the field. It will appeal to everyone concerned about how we can cope with what amounts to a crisis for our civilisation
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Giddens, Anthony
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Climatic changes
  • Climatic changes
  • Energy policy
  • Security, International
Target audience
adult
Label
The politics of climate change, Anthony Giddens
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-251) 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
  • Introduction
  • 1.
  • Climate Change, Risk and Danger
  • 2.
  • Running Out, Running Down?
  • 3.
  • Greens and After
  • 4.
  • Track Record So Far
  • 5.
  • Return to Planning?
  • 6.
  • Technologies and Taxes
  • 7.
  • Politics of Adaptation
  • 8.
  • International Negotiations, the EU and Carbon Markets
  • 9.
  • Geopolitics of Climate Change
  • Afterword
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index
Control code
9780745646930
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 264 p.
Isbn
9780745646923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
The politics of climate change, Anthony Giddens
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [243]-251) 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
  • Introduction
  • 1.
  • Climate Change, Risk and Danger
  • 2.
  • Running Out, Running Down?
  • 3.
  • Greens and After
  • 4.
  • Track Record So Far
  • 5.
  • Return to Planning?
  • 6.
  • Technologies and Taxes
  • 7.
  • Politics of Adaptation
  • 8.
  • International Negotiations, the EU and Carbon Markets
  • 9.
  • Geopolitics of Climate Change
  • Afterword
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index
Control code
9780745646930
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 264 p.
Isbn
9780745646923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps

Library Locations

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