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The Resource Earthmasters : playing God with the climate, Clive Hamilton

Earthmasters : playing God with the climate, Clive Hamilton

Label
Earthmasters : playing God with the climate
Title
Earthmasters
Title remainder
playing God with the climate
Statement of responsibility
Clive Hamilton
Title variation
Earth masters
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
While Washington, London and Canberra fiddle, the planet burns. It has become painfully clear that the big democracies won't take the hard decisions to halt climate change. Climate scientists now expect the worst, and they're contemplating a response which sounds like science fiction: climate engineering. This means large scale manipulation of the Earth's climate using grand technological interventions, like spraying sulphur compounds into the upper atmosphere to reduce the amount of sunlight reaching the planet, or transforming the chemistry of the world's oceans so they soak up more carbon. The potential risks are enormous: disrupting the food chain, damaging the ozone layer, the loss of monsoon rains in Asia - the list goes on. It is messing with nature on a scale we've never before seen, and it's attracting a flood of interest from scientists, venture capitalists and oil companies. This is also the end of the climate stability which has allowed humans to flourish, and it is the end of the 'progress' which emerged with the scientific revolution of the Enlightenment. In his characteristically lucid and passionate style, Clive Hamilton spells out the implications for all of us
Cataloging source
ANL
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Hamilton, Clive
Dewey number
551.68
Index
index present
Intended audience
Tertiary/Undergraduate, General
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Climate and civilization
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Environmental geotechnology
  • Weather control
Label
Earthmasters : playing God with the climate, Clive Hamilton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published Yale University Press, 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000050213674
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 247 pages
Isbn
9781743312933
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)820397531
Label
Earthmasters : playing God with the climate, Clive Hamilton
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published Yale University Press, 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000050213674
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 247 pages
Isbn
9781743312933
Isbn Type
(paperback)
System control number
(OCoLC)820397531

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