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Scope and Dimensions: The Case of Sahelian and Sub-Saharan African Migration to Europe

Gregory White

in Climate Change and Migration: Security and Borders in a Warming World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794829
eISBN:
9780199919284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794829.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores the science associated with climate induced migration. Humans have always migrated in response to a complex array of stimuli and “forcings.” Despite the historical precedents, ... More


Digging Deeper into the Why: Cultural Dimensions of Climate Change Skepticism Among Scientists

Myanna Lahsen

in Climate Cultures: Anthropological Perspectives on Climate Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300198812
eISBN:
9780300213577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198812.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

Based on ethnographic and archival research focused on U.S. climate science politics since the early 1990s, this chapter analyzes “contrarian” and more moderate, mainstream critics of the science ... More


On Gaia: A Critical Investigation of the Relationship between Life and Earth

Toby Tyrrell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691121581
eISBN:
9781400847914
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691121581.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

One of the enduring questions about our planet is how it has remained continuously habitable over vast stretches of geological time despite the fact that its atmosphere and climate are potentially ... More


A Candle in the Dark

Michael E. Mann

in The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152556
eISBN:
9780231526388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152556.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

In this chapter, the author discusses the role of skepticism in science, and in particular the issue of climate change. He first considers how skepticism is exercised through peer review and goes on ... More


Spatiotemporal Data Analysis

Gidon Eshel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128917
eISBN:
9781400840632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128917.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

A severe thunderstorm morphs into a tornado that cuts a swath of destruction through Oklahoma. How do we study the storm’s mutation into a deadly twister? Avian flu cases are reported in China. How ... More


Climategate: The Real Story

Michael E. Mann

in The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152556
eISBN:
9780231526388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152556.003.0014
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter takes a look at the real story behind the so-called climategate. On November 17, 2009, a hacker operating via an anonymous server located in Turkey, uploaded a large file, FOIA.zip, to ... More


The Nature of the Problem

Dale Jamieson

in Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed -- and What It Means for Our Future

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199337668
eISBN:
9780199357468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337668.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter begins with the rise of climate science, takes us to the enthusiasm and energy of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, and culminates in the debacle of the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Change ... More


Heads of the Hydra

Michael E. Mann

in The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152556
eISBN:
9780231526388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152556.003.0012
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter considers how climate change deniers would raise two more talking points against human-caused climate change when one was refuted, reminiscent of the heads of the Hydra, and how they ... More


The Battle of the Bulge

Michael E. Mann

in The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152556
eISBN:
9780231526388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152556.003.0013
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter comments on the climate change deniers' last attack—a Battle of the Bulge—against climate science in general and human-caused climate change in particular. To many in the scientific ... More


The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines

Michael Mann

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152556
eISBN:
9780231526388
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152556.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

The ongoing assault on climate science in the United States has never been more aggressive, more blatant, or more widely publicized than in the case of the hockey stick graph—a clear and compelling ... More


Introduction

Elizabeth Cripps

in Climate Change and the Moral Agent: Individual Duties in an Interdependent World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199665655
eISBN:
9780191753039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665655.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter presents climate change as a challenge to moral theory. It introduces the notion of a weakly collective moral duty, with correlative individual duties, as a way to meet that challenge. ... More


The Inquisition of Climate Science

James Powell

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157193
eISBN:
9780231527842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157193.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Modern science is under the greatest and most successful attack in recent history. An industry of denial, abetted by news media and “info-tainment” broadcasters more interested in selling controversy ... More


Climate Science Comes of Age

Michael E. Mann

in The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152556
eISBN:
9780231526388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152556.003.0002
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter focuses on the accumulation of scientific evidence in support of the view that there was a “discernible human influence on climate,” at a time when climate science was just coming of ... More


Climate Change as Background Noise in the United States

Kari Marie Norgaard

in Living in Denial: Climate Change, Emotions, and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015448
eISBN:
9780262295772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015448.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter focuses on the role of American citizens and the national government in addressing the threats of global warming. Americans fail to realize the severity of the situation, despite their ... More


Glacial Dramas: Typos, Projections, and Peer Review in the Fourth Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Jessica O’Reilly

in Climate Cultures: Anthropological Perspectives on Climate Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300198812
eISBN:
9780300213577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198812.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

This chapter examines two different controversies surrounding the IPCC Fourth Assessment report: one arising from a typographical error in the discussion of the Himalayan glacier melt projection, the ... More


Adventures in Denierland

James Lawrence Powell

in The Inquisition of Climate Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157193
eISBN:
9780231527842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157193.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter offers insight into the organizations and tactics of global warming deniers through an in-depth look at a presentation during the 2009 Heartland Institute Conference by Terry Dunleavy ... More


Science in the Age of Computer Simulation

Eric Winsberg

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226902029
eISBN:
9780226902050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226902050.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Computer simulation was first pioneered as a scientific tool in meteorology and nuclear physics in the period following World War II, but it has grown rapidly to become indispensible in a wide ... More


“People Want to Protect Themselves a Little Bit”: The Why of Denial

Kari Marie Norgaard

in Living in Denial: Climate Change, Emotions, and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015448
eISBN:
9780262295772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015448.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines the reasons why people fail to respond to global warming from sociological, psychological, and risk perception perspectives, and discusses the failure of both ignorant and ... More


Inductive Risk, Deferred Decisions, and Climate Science Advising

Joyce C. Havstad and Matthew J. Brown

in Exploring Inductive Risk: Case Studies of Values in Science

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190467715
eISBN:
9780190467753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467715.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter discusses the philosophical viability of Ottmar Edenhofer and Martin Kowarsch’s proposed pragmatic-enlightened model of science advising, as well as the practical application of their ... More


Global Warming: A Case Study in Structure, Agency, and Accountability

John A. Coleman

in Distant Markets, Distant Harms: Economic Complicity and Christian Ethics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199370993
eISBN:
9780199374212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199370993.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the issue of global climate change as a case study for employing the insights of critical realist sociology to analyze harms that markets cause at a distance. The chapter begins ... More


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