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Can science fix climate change?

by Mike Hulme | 25 April 2014
Synopsis
Climate change seems to be an insurmountable problem. Politicalsolutions have so far had little impact. Some scientists are nowadvocating the so-called 'Plan B', a more direct way ofreducing the rate of future warming by reflecting more sunlightback to space, creating a thermostat in the sky. In this book, Mike Hulme argues against this kind of hubristictechno-fix. Drawing upon a distinguished career studying thescience, politics and ethics of climate change, he shows why usingscience to fix the global climate is undesirable, ungovernable andunattainable. Science and technology should instead serve the morepragmatic goals of increasing societal resilience to weather risks,improving regional air quality and driving forward an energytechnology transition. Seeking to reset the planet'sthermostat is not the answer. Climatechange seems to be an insurmountable problem. Political solutionshave so far had little impact. Some scientists are now advocatingthe so-called 'Plan B', a more direct way of reducingthe rate of future warming by reflecting more sunlight back tospace, creating a thermostat in the sky. Inthis book, Mike Hulme argues against this kind of hubristictechno-fix. Drawing upon a distinguished career studying thescience, politics and ethics of climate change, he shows why usingscience to fix the global climate is undesirable, ungovernable andunattainable. Science and technology should instead serve the morepragmatic goals of increasing societal resilience to weather risks,improving regional air quality and driving forward an energytechnology transition. Seeking to reset the planet'sthermostat is not the answer.
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Synopsis
Climate change seems to be an insurmountable problem. Politicalsolutions have so far had little impact. Some scientists are nowadvocating the so-called 'Plan B', a more direct way ofreducing the rate of future warming by reflecting more sunlightback to space, creating a thermostat in the sky. In this book, Mike Hulme argues against this kind of hubristictechno-fix. Drawing upon a distinguished career studying thescience, politics and ethics of climate change, he shows why usingscience to fix the global climate is undesirable, ungovernable andunattainable. Science and technology should instead serve the morepragmatic goals of increasing societal resilience to weather risks,improving regional air quality and driving forward an energytechnology transition. Seeking to reset the planet'sthermostat is not the answer. Climatechange seems to be an insurmountable problem. Political solutionshave so far had little impact. Some scientists are now advocatingthe so-called 'Plan B', a more direct way of reducingthe rate of future warming by reflecting more sunlight back tospace, creating a thermostat in the sky. Inthis book, Mike Hulme argues against this kind of hubristictechno-fix. Drawing upon a distinguished career studying thescience, politics and ethics of climate change, he shows why usingscience to fix the global climate is undesirable, ungovernable andunattainable. Science and technology should instead serve the morepragmatic goals of increasing societal resilience to weather risks,improving regional air quality and driving forward an energytechnology transition. Seeking to reset the planet'sthermostat is not the answer.
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ISBN - 9780745682068
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Published - 25/04/2014
Categories - All, Books, History and Politics, Current Affairs, Environment, All, Books, Education, Teachers Reference Teaching Skills Aids
No. of Pages - 144
Weight - 184
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Language - en-US
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