Surviving climate change: the struggle to avert global catastrophe

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Pluto Press, 2007 - Science - 292 pages
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Climate change is a pressing reality. From hurricane Katrina to melting polar ice, and from mass extinctions to increased threats to food and water security, the link between corporate globalization and planetary blowback is becoming all too evident. Governments and business keep reassuring the public they are going to fix the problem. This book brings together some leading activists who disagree. They expose the inertia, denial, deceptioneven threats to our civil libertieswhich comprise mainstream responses from civil and military policy makers, and from opinion formers in the media, corporations and academia. An epochal change is called for in the way we all engage with the climate crisis. Key to that change is Aubrey Meyer's proposed "Contraction and Convergence" framework for limiting global carbon emissions, which he outlines in this book. Also included here are contributions from Mayer Hillman and George Marshall, making this a powerful and vital guide to how mass mobilization can avert the looming catastrophe.

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David Cromwell is the author of Private Planet (2001) and is co-author, with David Edwards, of Guardians of Power (2006). He is a researcher at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, and the co-founder of the Crisis Forum with Mark Levene.  Mark Levene is an environmental activist and a historian at the University of Southampton. He is the author of Genocide in the Age of the Nation-State (2005). He is also founder of Rescue!History, a network seeking to understand the historical origins of climate change.

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