The Collapse Of Western Civilization A View From The Future

Author: Naomi Oreskes
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023116954X
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The year is 2393, and the world is almost unrecognizable. Clear warnings of climate catastrophe went ignored for decades, leading to soaring temperatures, rising sea levels, widespread drought and―finally―the disaster now known as the Great Collapse of 2093, when the disintegration of the West Antarctica Ice Sheet led to mass migration and a complete reshuffling of the global order. Writing from the Second People's Republic of China on the 300th anniversary of the Great Collapse, a senior scholar presents a gripping and deeply disturbing account of how the children of the Enlightenment―the political and economic elites of the so-called advanced industrial societies―failed to act, and so brought about the collapse of Western civilization.

In this haunting, provocative work of science-based fiction, Naomi Oreskes and Eric M. Conway imagine a world devastated by climate change. Dramatizing the science in ways traditional nonfiction cannot, the book reasserts the importance of scientists and the work they do and reveals the self-serving interests of the so called "carbon combustion complex" that have turned the practice of science into political fodder. Based on sound scholarship and yet unafraid to speak boldly, this book provides a welcome moment of clarity amid the cacophony of climate change literature.

The Collapse Of Western Civilization

Author: Naomi Oreskes
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231537956
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The Great Collapse of 2093. This work is an important title that will change how readers look at the world.

The Collapse Of Western Civilization

Author: Naomi Oreskes
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023116954X
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The Great Collapse of 2093. This work is an important title that will change how readers look at the world.

The Barbarians Are Here

Author: Michael Youssef
Publisher: Worthy Publishing
ISBN: 1683970675
Size: 51.17 MB
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The western indulgences of sex, money, and drugs will only drive Islamic radicals further into their conviction to subjugate, convert, or kill those they believe to be “infidels.” Youssef points readers toward the only hope the Western ...

Merchants Of Doubt

Author: Naomi Oreskes
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408828774
Size: 58.53 MB
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Merchants of Doubt tells the story of how a loose-knit group of high-level scientists and scientific advisers, with deep connections in politics and industry, ran effective campaigns to mislead the public and deny well-established ...

The Madhouse Effect

Author: Michael E. Mann
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231541813
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Through satire, The Madhouse Effect portrays the intellectual pretzels into which denialists must twist logic to explain away the clear evidence that man-made activity has changed our climate.

Climate Trauma

Author: E. Ann Kaplan
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813573564
Size: 71.18 MB
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Drawing from recent scholarship that analyzes climate change as a form of “slow violence” that humans are inflicting on the environment, Climate Trauma theorizes that such violence is accompanied by its own psychological condition, what ...

The Great Derangement

Author: Amitav Ghosh
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022632303X
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Is our imagination adequate to the realities of global warming? The novelist Amitav Ghosh argues that we need art and literature to help us imagine our future in the Anthropocene, but that they are falling short of the task.

The World In 2050

Author: Laurence C. Smith
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101443529
Size: 16.63 MB
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Packed with stunning photographs, original maps, and informative tables, this is the most authoritative, balanced, and compelling account available of the world of challenges and opportunities that we will leave for our children.

Learning To Die In The Anthropocene

Author: Roy Scranton
Publisher: City Lights Publishers
ISBN: 087286670X
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Plato argued that to philosophize is to learn to die. If that’s true, says Scranton, then we have entered humanity’s most philosophical age--for this is precisely the problem of the Anthropocene.