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Why Climate-Change Skeptics Are Wrong

Kristin Shrader-Frechette

in What Will Work: Fighting Climate Change with Renewable Energy, Not Nuclear Power

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794638
eISBN:
9780199919277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794638.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 1 begins by stressing the severity of climate change (CC) and showing how, contrary to popular belief, atomic energy is not a viable solution to ... More


What Do We Know About the Climate of the Next Decade?

Mark A. Cane and Dong Eun Lee

in Food Security and Sociopolitical Stability

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199679362
eISBN:
9780191758430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679362.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The climate of the next decade will not fully determine crop yields, food prices, food security, or sociopolitical stability, but it will be influential. Over the next ten years, climate variations ... More


The Forest-Climate Question

Deborah R. Coen

in Climate in Motion: Science, Empire, and the Problem of Scale

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226398822
eISBN:
9780226555027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226555027.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This is the first of three chapters that use scientists’ unpublished letters and diaries to reconstruct the social and personal dimensions of the scaling process. Chapter Nine illustrates scaling as ... More


Everyday engagement with climate change

Ann Phoenix, Uma Vennam, Catherine Walker, and Janet Boddy

in Environment in the Lives of Children and Families: Perspectives from India and the UK

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447339199
eISBN:
9781447339229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447339199.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This introductory chapter elaborates on the concept of climate change. It considers how families and the children within them think and feel about their local environments and how these ‘small’ ... More


Works in Progress

Anya Zilberstein

in A Temperate Empire: Making Climate Change in Early America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190206598
eISBN:
9780190206628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190206598.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter argues that learned elites’ optimism about climate amelioration in settler colonies cannot be adequately understood apart from their broader preoccupation with the aims, imperatives, and ... More


Behavioural plasticity and environmental change

Josh Van Buskirk

in Behavioural Responses to a Changing World: Mechanisms and Consequences

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199602568
eISBN:
9780191810121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199602568.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter considers the role of behavioural plasticity under rapid environmental change, including the kinds of changing conditions expected under anthropogenic climate change. It looks into how ... More


No Wealth but Life

Vicky Albritton and Fredrik Albritton Jonsson

in Green Victorians: The Simple Life in John Ruskin's Lake District

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226339986
eISBN:
9780226340043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226340043.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In 1887, John Ruskin suffered a fit of insanity and went on a shopping spree. This was a moment of personal calamity for the social critic who had staked much of his reputation on a withering ... More


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