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Requiem for a Species: Why We Resist the Truth About Climate Change


By: Clive Hamilton

286 pages, tabs, figs


Hardback | Apr 2010 | #184448 | ISBN-13: 9781849710817
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About this book

There have been many books and reports in recent years explaining just how dire the future looks and how little time is left to act on climate change. This book considers why these warnings have been ignored 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 that Man has built and the psychological dispositions that have led human-kind on the path of self-destruction.


Acknowledgments Preface 1. No Escaping the Science 2. Growth Fetishism 3. The Consumer Self 4. Many Forms of Denial 5. Disconnection from Nature 6. Is There a Way Out? 7. The Four-Degree World 8. Reconstructing a Future Appendix: Greenhouse Gases

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Clive Hamilton is professor of public ethics at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics based at the Australian National University.

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