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The Resource The climate fix : what scientists and politicians won't tell you about global warming, Roger Pielke, Jr

The climate fix : what scientists and politicians won't tell you about global warming, Roger Pielke, Jr

Label
The climate fix : what scientists and politicians won't tell you about global warming
Title
The climate fix
Title remainder
what scientists and politicians won't tell you about global warming
Statement of responsibility
Roger Pielke, Jr
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In The Climate Fix, Roger Pielke, Jr., a political scientist and a world-renowned expert on the intersection of politics and science, dissects the climate debate and diagnoses what has gone wrong and who's to blame for the mess. His answers will surprise you--it is the people who are best positioned to see clearly why we need to respond to climate change who are, more often than not, the people who get in the way of anything being accomplished. How is that possible? Quite simply, it's because most supporters of action on climate change, whether scientists, politicians, or activists, have gotten caught up in a vicious cycle. It begins with the belief that there is insufficient political will for action. Fixing this, it is assumed, requires that everyone agree on all aspects of climate change--both the dangers and the remedies. Accomplishing that means scaring people in the hope that fear will accomplish what reason has not. Fear often requires politicizing science, shaping its presentation in an effort to motivate a specific political outcome. But rather than making action more likely the posturing reinforces a state of inaction. Thus the cycle continues, and its malign influence can be felt in all quarters, from the halls of government and academia to the newspaper and your favorite dog. Pielke lays these problems bare for all to see. But he does more than just wag his finger. The Climate Fix presents first steps on a better path, one that returns to what really matters in the climate debate: expanding energy access (including for the 1.3 billion people worldwide who have none) and increasing energy security while lowering costs through technological innovation"--P. [2-3] of dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pielke, Roger A.
Dewey number
363.738/74
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC981.8.G56
LC item number
P535 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Global warming
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Climatic changes
Label
The climate fix : what scientists and politicians won't tell you about global warming, Roger Pielke, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm535492229
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 276 pages
Isbn
9780465020522
Lccn
2010021776
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)535492229
  • (Sirsi) a1048927
Label
The climate fix : what scientists and politicians won't tell you about global warming, Roger Pielke, Jr
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm535492229
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 276 pages
Isbn
9780465020522
Lccn
2010021776
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)535492229
  • (Sirsi) a1048927

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