Climate Change: Who's Carrying the Burden? : the Chilly Climates of the Global Environment Dilemma

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L. Anders Sandberg, Tor Sandberg
Canadian Centre Policy Alternatives, 2010 - Political Science - 253 pages
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"Rallies the call of climate justice advocates and activists concerned with 'system change not climate change.' ...[Draws] attention to the disparity between climate change and social justice concerns [seeking] to confound, confuse and extend what constitutes the meaning of climate change ... [making] connections between climate change and the chilly climates that exclude and marginalize groups and individuals who live and imagine different ways of interacting that are more respectful of social and environmental relationships"--P.[4] of cover.
 

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Overall, the book is an excellent addition to the emerging social science literature on climate change and its implications for people, ideas, and social transformation. The book moves the climate change debate away from narrow scientific understandings of the climate ‘problem’ and also opens a space beyond the quintessential climate justice discourse that is often limited to climate debt and COČlonialism. Significantly, when read as a complete work, the text contributes to a new form of knowledge with respect to the images, narratives, and meanings of climate change that have emerged in recent years. It also offers a contemporary snapshot of the multiple dimensions of climate change across various spaces and scales. Finally, in exploring the sites of social transformation related to climate change, the book adds a space for hope which is often stifled in by the mainstream as well as the traditional Left. On a technical note, the book is very accessible, easy to read, and the articles are an excellent length. These factors combine to make the text digestible to a newcomer to climate change.  

Contents

Preface
7
PART
23
From Climate Change to Climate Justice in Copenhagen
38
Paying Our Climate Debt
55
Vandana Shiva Talks About Climate Change
71
The Path from Cochabamba
77
COP15 in an Uneven World
91
Climate Change Compelled Migration
106
Walking on Thin Ice
151
Operation Climate Change
162
Broken Pieces Shattered Lives
174
Unearthing Silence
185
Keep the fire burning brightly
206
Forty Years of System Change
217
Marginal Medleys
231
How Transition Towns and Climate Camps
237

Framing Problems Finding Solutions
120
Penguin Family Values
131

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L. Anders Sandberg is a professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University.

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