Why We Argue About Climate Change

Why We Argue About Climate Change
Author : Eric Knight
Publisher : Black Inc.
Total Pages : 145
Release : 2013-06-26
ISBN 10 : 9781922231062
ISBN 13 : 1922231061
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why We Argue About Climate Change Book Description:

A new perspective on a diabolical problem. Climate change, one of the most polarising issues of our time, has reached a political deadlock in the battle of sceptics and believers. But it doesn't have to be that way. In Why We Argue about Climate Change, Eric Knight unpicks the misconceptions that keep us arguing about, and stop us seeing, the nature of the problem – and its solutions. Why can't we learn anything about climate change from snowdrifts or scorching hot days? And whom should we listen to – scientists or politicians – to find answers? With optimism and clarity, Knight cuts through the distractions that surround the debate, arguing that wasteful consumption is nothing more than a red herring, while we have much to learn from China's frugal innovations in clean technology. As politicians and commentators continue to squabble, Why We Argue about Climate Change is essential reading for those who want to solve the puzzle of climate change rather than argue about the weather. This short book draws on, expands and updates chapters from Eric Knight's Reframe. Longlisted for the 2014 John Button Prize Eric Knight is the author of Reframe: How to solve the world’s trickiest problems. A former Rhodes scholar, he has worked as an economics consultant to the OECD, the UN and the World Bank and he has written for the Sydney Morning Herald, the Age, the Drum, the Spectator and the Monthly.


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