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Earthmasters By Clive Hamilton

Earthmasters by Clive Hamilton

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An essential book that comes to grips with the events that will determine the fate of the Earth

Earthmasters Summary

Earthmasters: The Dawn of the Age of Climate Engineering by Clive Hamilton

This book goes to the heart of the unfolding reality of the twenty-first century: international efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions have all failed, and before the end of the century Earth is projected to be warmer than it has been for 15 million years. The question "can the crisis be avoided?" has been superseded by a more frightening one, "what can be done to prevent the devastation of the living world?" And the disturbing answer, now under wide discussion both within and outside the scientific community, is to seize control of the very climate of the Earth itself. Clive Hamilton begins by exploring the range of technologies now being developed in the field of geoengineering--the intentional, enduring, large-scale manipulation of Earth's climate system. He lays out the arguments for and against climate engineering, and reveals the extent of vested interests linking researchers, venture capitalists, and corporations. He then examines what it means for human beings to be making plans to control the planet's atmosphere, probes the uneasiness we feel with the notion of exercising technological mastery over nature, and challenges the ways we think about ourselves and our place in the natural world.

Earthmasters Reviews

"Mr Hamilton makes many important points...and is an effective critic of a breath-taking idea."-The Economist The Economist

About Clive Hamilton

Clive Hamilton is Vice-Chancellor's Chair and professor of public ethics, Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Charles Sturt University, Canberra.

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GOR010871746
Earthmasters: The Dawn of the Age of Climate Engineering by Clive Hamilton
Used - Like New
Hardback
Yale University Press
2013-02-01
288
0300186673
9780300186673
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