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Down to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse

Down to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse (Paperback)

By Orr, David W.

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Singled out as one of the country's leading environmental thinkers by Bill McKibben in the New York Review of Books, David W. Orr offers an exacting analysis of where we are in terms of climate change, how we got here, and what we must now do. Orr shows how political negligence, ...an economy based on the insatiable consumption of trivial goods, and a disdain for the well-being of future generations have brought us to the tipping point. We now face a long emergency of rising temperatures, rising sea-levels, and a host of other related problems that will increasingly undermine human civilization. Down to the Wire is a major wake-up call. But this is not a doomsday book. Orr offers a wide range of pragmatic, far-reaching proposals--some of which have already been adopted by the Obama administration--for how we might reconnect public policy with rigorous science, bring our economy into alignment with ecological realities, and begin to regard ourselves as planetary trustees for future generations.
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ISBN 9780199829361
Released NZ 29 Mar 2012
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780199829361
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
Imprint Oxford University Press Inc
Released 29 Mar 2012
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Orr, David W.
Category Political Science & Theory
Environmentalist Thought & Ideology
Global Warming
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 208mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 363.73874
Weight 324g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Climatic changes, Climatic changes - Environmental aspects
NBS Text Politics: General & Reference
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly