Contemporary Climate Change Debates: A Student Primer

1st Edition

Mike Hulme

December 20, 2019 Forthcoming
Textbook - 264 Pages - 7 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138333024 - CAT# K393190

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Contemporary Debates on Climate Change is an innovative textbook which tackles some of the difficult questions raised by climate change.

For the complex policy challenges surrounding climate adaptation and resilience, structured debates become effective learning devices for students. This book is organized around fifteen important questions, and is split into four parts:

  • What do we need to know?
  • What should we do?
  • On what grounds should we base our actions?
  • Who should be the agents of change?

Each debate is addressed by two leading academics who present opposing viewpoints. Through this format the book is not only designed to introduce students of climate change to different arguments prompted by these questions, but also provides a unique opportunity for them to engage in critical thinking and debate amongst themselves. Each chapter concludes with suggestions for further reading and for discussion questions for use in student classes.

Drawing upon the social sciences and humanities to debate these ethical, cultural, legal, social, economic, technological and political roadblocks, Contemporary Debates on Climate Change is essential reading for all students of climate change, as well as those studying environmental policy and politics and sustainable development more broadly.


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