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

Dale Jamieson


We are stuck with climate change. This book is about what it is, why we are stuck with it, what we can learn from our failures, and how we can go on from here. Climate change is not a problem that conforms to our traditional models of individual morality and global justice. Indeed, it is not a single problem but a cluster of challenges. We will have to abandon the Promethean dream of a certain, decisive solution and instead engage with the messy world of temporary victories and local solutions while a new world comes into focus. Adaptation is both unavoidable and extremely important, but this ... More

Keywords: Climate change, morality, global justice, adaptation, abatement, mitigation, meaning of life

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199337668
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337668.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dale Jamieson, author
New York University