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Requiem for a species : why we resist the truth about climate change, Clive Hamilton

Label
Requiem for a species : why we resist the truth about climate change
Title
Requiem for a species
Title remainder
why we resist the truth about climate change
Statement of responsibility
Clive Hamilton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book does not set out once more to raise the alarm to encourage us to take radical measures to head off climate chaos. There have been any number of books and reports in recent years explaining just how dire the future looks and how little time we have left to act. This book is about why we have ignored those warnings, and why it may now be too late. It is a book about the frailties of the human species as expressed in both the institutions we built and the psychological dispositions that have led us on the path of self-destruction. It is about our strange obsessions, our hubris, and our penchant for avoiding the facts. It is the story of a battle within us between the forces that should have caused us to protect the Earth - our capacity to reason and our connection to Nature - and those that, in the end, have won out - our greed, materialism and alienation from Nature. And it is about the 21st century consequences of these failures."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hamilton, Clive
Index
index present
LC call number
QC903
LC item number
.H2185 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Climatic changes
  • Global warming
  • Twenty-first century
Label
Requiem for a species : why we resist the truth about climate change, Clive Hamilton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 230-273) and index
Contents
No escaping the science -- Growth fetishism -- The consumer self -- Many forms of denial -- Disconnection from nature -- Is there a way out? -- The four-degree world -- Reconstructing a future
Control code
ocn547050430
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xiv, 286 p.
Isbn
9781742372105
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Note
Gift of Jacqueline Bostock.
System control number
(OCoLC)547050430
Label
Requiem for a species : why we resist the truth about climate change, Clive Hamilton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 230-273) and index
Contents
No escaping the science -- Growth fetishism -- The consumer self -- Many forms of denial -- Disconnection from nature -- Is there a way out? -- The four-degree world -- Reconstructing a future
Control code
ocn547050430
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xiv, 286 p.
Isbn
9781742372105
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Note
Gift of Jacqueline Bostock.
System control number
(OCoLC)547050430

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