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Into a Precarious Future

Tim O’Riordan and Tim Lenton

in Addressing Tipping Points for a Precarious Future

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265536
eISBN:
9780191760327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265536.003.0025
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The scientific world recognizes the Anthropocene, where the human hand appears to overcome natural cycles of energy, chemical processes, and land use. We may be approaching planetary boundaries of ... More


An introduction to Late Glacial–Holocene environments

Anson W. Mackay

in Holocene Extinctions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199535095
eISBN:
9780191715754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199535095.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The Holocene is the Earth's most recent interglacial, which began approximately 11,500 years ago. Environmental change across this interval and the preceding Late Glacial, driven by factors such as ... More


The New Ecology: Rethinking a Science for the Anthropocene

Oswald J. Schmitz

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691160566
eISBN:
9781400883462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160566.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Our species has transitioned from being one among millions on Earth to the species that is single-handedly transforming the entire planet to suit its own needs. In order to meet the daunting ... More


The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty

Benjamin H. Bratton

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029575
eISBN:
9780262330183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029575.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Planetary-scale computation presents a fundamental challenge to Modern geopolitical architectures. As calculative reason and as global infrastructure, it not only deforms and distorts Westphalian ... More


Governing Complex Systems: Social Capital for the Anthropocene

Oran R. Young

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035934
eISBN:
9780262338899
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035934.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Governing for sustainability in a world of complex systems will require new social capital in the form of innovative steering mechanisms that differ in important respects from those familiar to us ... More


Catch and Release: The Enduring Yet Vulnerable Horseshoe Crab

Lisa Jean Moore

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479876303
eISBN:
9781479848096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479876303.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Based on a multimethod study that centers on interviews with over 30 conservationists, field biologists, ecologists, paleontologists and over 3 years of my fieldwork on urban beaches in the New York ... More


The Media Commons: Globalization and Environmental Discourses

Patrick D. Murphy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252041037
eISBN:
9780252099588
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041037.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Today's global media sustains a potent new environmental consciousness. Paradoxically, it also serves as a far-reaching platform that promotes the unsustainable consumption ravaging our planet. ... More


New Earth Politics: Essays from the Anthropocene

Simon Nicholson and Sikina Jinnah (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262034364
eISBN:
9780262332132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034364.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Humanity’s collective impact on the Earth is vast. The rate and scale of human-driven environmental destruction is quickly outstripping our political and social capacities for managing it. We are in ... More


Contaminations: "Beyond Dialectics in Modern Literature, Science and Film"

Michael Mack

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781474411363
eISBN:
9781474418577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411363.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book enquires into the problem of various oppositions between pure entities such as nature and society, body and mind, science and the arts, subjectivity and objectivity. It examines how works ... More


Imagining Extinction: The Cultural Meanings of Endangered Species

Ursula K. Heise

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226358024
eISBN:
9780226358338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226358338.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Current rates of species extinction exceed the evolutionary background rate, and some biologists claim we are witnessing the sixth mass extinction in the history of life on Earth. This book analyzes ... More


Climate Change and the Big Picture

Matthew Schneider-Mayerson

in Peak Oil: Apocalyptic Environmentalism and Libertarian Political Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226285269
eISBN:
9780226285573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226285573.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter discusses the decline of the peak oil movement in the late 2000s, as a result of diminishing concerns about fossil fuel scarcity. It places the peak oil movement in the context of ... More


Ecology without Culture: Aesthetics for a Toxic World

Christine L. Marran

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517901585
eISBN:
9781452958781
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517901585.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In Ecology without Culture, Christine L. Marran introduces biotropes—material and semiotic figures that exist for human perception—to navigate how and why the material world has proven to be an ... More


Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times

Stacy Alaimo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816621958
eISBN:
9781452955223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816621958.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Exposed argues for a material feminist posthumanism that departs from the predominant modes of humanist transcendence in theory, science, consumerism, and popular culture. Featuring three sections, ... More


Invasion Dynamics

Cang Hui and David M. Richardson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198745334
eISBN:
9780191807046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745334.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

Invasion Dynamics depicts how non-native species spread and perform in their novel ranges and how recipient socio-ecological systems are reshaped and how they respond to the new incursions. It ... More


Nature in the City: Bengaluru in the Past, Present, and Future

Harini Nagendra

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199465927
eISBN:
9780199087105
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465927.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment, Urban and Rural Studies

In rapidly urbanizing India, cities are places of conflict between people and nature. What is the future for conservation in Indian cities? Nature in the City examines the past, present, and future ... More


Inhospitable World: Cinema in the Time of the Anthropocene

Jennifer Fay

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190696771
eISBN:
9780190696818
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190696771.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Environmental Politics

Inhospitable World explores the connection between cinema and artificial weather, climates, and even planets in or on which hospitality and survival are at stake. Cinema’s dominant mode of aesthetic ... More


The Energy Security Paradox: Rethinking Energy (In)security in the United States and China

Jonna Nyman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198820444
eISBN:
9780191860287
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198820444.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The decisions we make about energy shape our present and our future. From geopolitical tension to environmental degradation and an increasingly unstable climate, these choices infiltrate the very air ... More


A Temperate Empire: Making Climate Change in Early America

Anya Zilberstein

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190206598
eISBN:
9780190206628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190206598.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Most people assume that climate change is recent news. A Temperate Empire: Making Climate Change in Early America shows that we have been debating the science and politics of climate change for a ... More


Worlds and Situations

Jarrett Zigon

in Disappointment: Toward a Critical Hermeneutics of Worldbuilding

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823278237
eISBN:
9780823280650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823278237.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Chapter three shows how the anti-drug war movement’s conception of the drug war offers a new way of conceiving the focus of political activity. In contrast to the individualized and bounded issues ... More


A Journey from Climate Science to Psychology

Jeffrey T. Kiehl

in Facing Climate Change: An Integrated Path to the Future

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231177184
eISBN:
9780231541169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177184.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

A description of my personal journey from climate scientist to becoming a Jungian psychologist. An exploration of how Earth’s climate of the deep past relates to where the climate system is headed ... More


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