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Author Hamilton, Clive

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

Publ Info London ; Washington, D.C. : Earthscan, 2010
 RWU Main Library  QC903 .H2185 2010    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  QC903 .H2185 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xiv, 286 pages ; 21 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
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
Note "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
LC subject Climatic changes -- Social aspects
Global warming -- Social aspects
Twenty-first century -- Forecasts
ISBN 9781849710817 (hbk.)