Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed -- And What It Means for Our Future #2020

Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed -- And What It Means for Our Future By Dale Jamieson Reason in a Dark Time Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed And What It Means for Our Future From the Rio Earth Summit to the Copenhagen Climate Conference there was a concerted international effort to stop climate change Yet greenhouse gas emissions increased atmospheric concentra
  • Title: Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed -- And What It Means for Our Future
  • Author: Dale Jamieson
  • ISBN: 9780199337668
  • Page: 174
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed -- And What It Means for Our Future By Dale Jamieson From the 1992 Rio Earth Summit to the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Conference there was a concerted international effort to stop climate change Yet greenhouse gas emissions increased, atmospheric concentrations grew, and global warming became an observable fact of life.In this book, philosopher Dale Jamieson explains what climate change is, why we have failed to stop it, and wFrom the 1992 Rio Earth Summit to the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Conference there was a concerted international effort to stop climate change Yet greenhouse gas emissions increased, atmospheric concentrations grew, and global warming became an observable fact of life.In this book, philosopher Dale Jamieson explains what climate change is, why we have failed to stop it, and why it still matters what we do Centered in philosophy, the volume also treats the scientific, historical, economic, and political dimensions of climate change Our failure to prevent or even to respond significantly to climate change, Jamieson argues, reflects the impoverishment of our systems of practical reason, the paralysis of our politics, and the limits of our cognitive and affective capacities The climate change that is underway is remaking the world in such a way that familiar comforts, places, and ways of life will disappear in years or decades rather than centuries.Climate change also threatens our sense of meaning, since it is difficult to believe that our individual actions matter The challenges that climate change presents go beyond the resources of common sense morality it can be hard to view such everyday acts as driving and flying as presenting moral problems Yet there is much that we can do to slow climate change, to adapt to it and restore a sense of agency while living meaningful lives in a changing world.
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    1. Dale Jamieson

      Dale Jamieson has held visiting appointments at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton He is currently Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy, Affiliated Professor of Law, Affiliated Professor of Medical Ethics, and Director of the Animal Studies Initiative at New York University He has published widely in environmental philosophy, animal studies, and ethics most recently Reason in a Dark Time Why the Struggle to Stop Climate Change Failed and What It Means For Our Future Oxford, 2014 Love in the Anthropocene is his first work of fiction.

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    1. Subtitled Why the struggle against climate change failed, and what it means for our future , this is not a feel good story about international efforts to stabilize the climate Instead, Jamieson tells the story of the period from the Rio Earth Summit 1992 to the Copenhagen conference 2009 as a tragedy a narrative that, starting with high hopes, has now, thanks to the flaws and mixed motives of the participants, ended by locking in a level of global warming above the threshold that they had origin [...]


    2. Jamieson is a philosopher, so the first 5 chapters are the best, but particularly the part where he describes the nature of the problem and obstacles to action Although he is not a scientist or political scientist, he still does a good job of bringing in elements of both through the work What I like about Jamieson s work is that there is always a foundation of pragmatism in his discussion of philosophy I don t think he gets at every single reason why we struggle to act on climate change, and I t [...]


    3. The scientific evidence is clear global climate change caused by human activities is occurring now, and it is a growing threat to society American Association for the Advancement of Science Human induced climate change requires urgent action Humanity is the major influence on the global climate change observed over the past 50 years Rapid societal responses can significantly lessen negative outcomes American Geophysical Union Warming of the climate system is unequivocal, as is now evident from o [...]


    4. Good and concise look at how international policy efforts have failed to solve the climate change problem Here are some of my favorite parts A good summary quote In many ways the first part of the story is unexceptional The development of climate science has been similar to the development of other sciences incremental contributions from many people, punctuated by occasional new insights and perspective, often enabled by the applications of innovative technologies.In some ways the second part of [...]


    5. Notable quotes We are constantly told that we stand at a unique moment in human history and that this is the last chance to make a difference But every point in human history is unique, and it is always the last chance to make some particular difference Human action is the driver, but it seems that things, no people, are in control Our corporations, governments, technologies, institutions, and economic systems seem to have lives of their own Many will be surprised to learn that in 1965 climate c [...]


    6. Dale Jamieson coherently covers a lot of ground in this book and has many good footnotes He explains the history of climate change politics and economics well, but his consideration of the causes and of climate change philosophy differentiate it from others in the climate policy field I especially liked Jamieson s mention of the role of science in US society He notes the gulf in perspective between scientists and public policy makers caused by the requirements for success in their fields 62 An a [...]


    7. Dale Jamieson attempts to cover a lot of ground in a very short amount of time He packs in tons of notes at the bottom of each page This is not at all a feel good story and it most likely will not leave you in too great of a mood afterwards Explaining and detailing the messy history of responses to climate change, or lack of is a depressing tale While I think there was much that was brought up that could have been expanded on especially the topic of morality, I do think he did a good job overall [...]


    8. Beginning with a remarkable account of the history of climate science, and the many international efforts to slow the rate of greenhouse gas emissions and and reduce the effects of anthropogenic climate change, philosopher Dale Jamieson brings a unique perspective on the global climate crisis Reason in a Dark Time efficiently sifts through the many conflicting and misleading ideas about climate change and what, if anything should be done about it, arriving at a recommendations of 7 broad policy [...]


    9. This is a 4 star book because it provides a readable exposition of the important topic of climate change I m not aware of another like it which surveys the topic from so many povs science, human psychology, economic theory, ethics, and politics national and international Personally I think he doesn t give enough emphasis to population growth as a causal factor, and the likelihood of catastrophic change chaos theory s prediction But he does a great job of skewering geoengineering solutions to cli [...]


    10. This book, along with McKibben s work, Willis Jenkins The Future of Ethics and Naomi Klein s This Changes Everything, makes my list of must read books on climate change As its title suggests it is a book looking at climate change through a lense trained in the analytical tradition of philosophy, but it is not a book that assumes a knowledge of that tradition Key among its approaches is the assumption that climate change is not a theoretical possibility that we must raise awareness around, but ra [...]


    11. This book is about why our struggle against climate change has failed and what it means for the future He lists things that have caused climate change One thing is we burn fossil fuels and put carbon dioxide into the atmosphere And we keep cutting down trees This is giving the earth the Greenhouse effect and is making the planet warm up Our population is increasing but our resources are not We are already committed to change that is irreversible We need to start now and change this path We can r [...]


    12. Best book I ve read on climate change I got the chance to get to know Dale Jamieson while we were both speaking on Star Island Dale in this book brings his expert knowledge on climate issues and philosophy to bear on this important topic He outlines the many opportunities we ve had over the past 50 years to stop climate change Now its too late Climate change has begun and the tipping point has past What do we do now Read this book and find out.


    13. A book which explains better than any other why we are where we are with climate change A wonderful example of the power and importance of philosophical thinking applied to real world problems Curiously optimistic conclusion Sure, we face an enormous problem, but we can deal with it Very important book.




    14. A profoundly sobering analysis of the many and varied reasons why climate change is not only inevitable, but how and why we moved from reversal, to mitigation, to abatement, to adaptation, to resilience Written before the signing of the Paris Accords 2015 and the arrival of the Trump administration, REASON IN A DARK TIME is nonetheless clear and gimlet eyed enough to recognize that no global deal, legislation, economic realignment, or technological development will reverse centuries of baked in [...]


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