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Author Edmondson, Beth, 1961- author

Title Climate change and order : the end of prosperity and democracy / Beth Edmondson and Stuart Levy
Published [Basingstoke] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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Description 1 online resource
Series Energy, climate and the environment
Energy, climate and the environment (Palgrave MacMillan (Firm))
Contents Introduction: Why We Wrote This Book -- 1. Waiting For What? -- 2. Limits To Global Consensus -- 3. Governing Nature & Global Governance -- 4. A Rowdy & Unruly Community -- 5. Water, Disorder & Disrupted Development -- 6. Energy, Progress & Population -- 7. Energy & The Security Dilemma -- 8. Water, Food & Fire -- 9. Solutions, Ideas & Institutions -- 10. Rights, Responsibilities & Sovereignty -- 11. Identity, Ethics, Security & Order -- 12. Global Guardians -- Conclusion
Summary In pursuing international order, prosperity and democracy, politics and political decision-making have contributed to global climate change issues. Solutions need to be found that go beyond finding cleaner, newer technologies, revised policies and laws to curb pollution and carbon production, protecting species and habitats, or remembering to turn off the lights and put out the recycling. They need to re-imagine how our rich and complex ways of life are interconnected with the natural environment. Edmondson and Levy set out to increase understanding of why it takes so long for governments and others to agree on how to respond to the challenges of global climate change, and why it is important for them to continue to try to do so. They examine why it is so difficult for the international community to respond to global climate change. In doing so, they analyse and explain some of the strategies that might ultimately provide the foundations for appropriate responses
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Subject Climatic changes -- Government policy.
Climatic changes -- Political aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Levy, Stuart, author
ISBN 113735125X (electronic bk.)
9781137351258 (electronic bk.)