The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society
John S. Dryzek, Richard B. Norgaard, David Schlosberg
OUP Oxford, Aug 18, 2011 - Political Science - 727 pages
PART VII: PUBLICS AND MOVEMENTS (Matthew C. Nisbet: Public Opinion and Participation ; Ronnie D. Lipschutz and Corina McKendry: Social Movements and Global Civil Society ; Paul Routledge: Transnational Climate Justice Solidarities ; Kari Marie Norgaard: Climate Denial: Emotion, Psychology, Culture, and Political Economy ; Laurel Kearns: The Role of Religions in Activism). - PART VIII: GOVERNMENT RESPONSES (Peter Christoff and Robyn Eckersley: Comparing State Responses ; Miranda A. Schreurs: Climate Change Politics in an Authoritarian State: The Ambivalent Case of China ; Harriet Bulkeley: Cities and Subnational Governments ; Daniel A. Farber: Issues of Scale in Climate Governance ; Ian Gough and James Meadowcroft: Decarbonizing the Welfare State ; Sivan Kartha: Discourses of The Global South). - PART IX: POLICY INSTRUMENTS (David Harrison, Andrew Foss, Per Klevnas, and Daniel Radov: Economic Policy Instruments for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions ; Andrew Jordan, David Benson, Rüdiger Wurzel, and Anthony Zito: Policy Instruments in Practice ; Clive L. Spash: Carbon Trading: A Critique ; Mark Diesendorf: Redesigning Energy Systems). - PART X: PRODUCERS AND CONSUMERS (Simone Pulver: Corporate Responses ; Andrew Szasz: Is Green Consumption Part of the Solution?). - PART XI: GLOBAL GOVERNANCE (Matthew Paterson: Selling Carbon: From International Climate Regime to Global Carbon Market ; Oran R. Young: Improving the Performance of the Climate Regime: Insights from Regime Analysis ; Paul G. Harris: Reconceptualizing Global Governance ; Walter F. Baber and Robert V. Bartlett: The Role of International Law in Global Governance). - PART XII: RECONSTRUCTION (Karin Bäckstrand: The Democratic Legitimacy of Global Governance After Copenhagen ; Frank Biermann: New Actors and Mechanisms of Global Governance ; W. Neil Adger, Katrina Brown, and James Waters: Resilience)
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A serious look at the many problems we face in mounting a serious response to climate change. See the review two down from this for an illustration of one of the problems we`re dealing with (uninformed dismissal).
The scientific evidence will global warming is clear and convincing, yet a majority of the citizens seems confused on the issue, some mainstream media sources promote climate denial, and politicians refuse to act to mitigate the damage of climate change and preserve the Earth for future generations. Recently, Forbes magazine rushed into print a research article denying climate change from a little-known science journal where it was not properly reviewed by climate scientists. Chapter 10 of the book, written by Riley E. Dunlap, a sociology professor at Oklahoma State, and Aaron M. McCright of Michigan State call it the “climate change denial machine” in their chapter, “Organized Climate Change Denial.." The book is well worth buying for that chapter alone.