Title

The Case for Clumsiness

Publication Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

1-2006

Abstract

Most climatologists agree that by burning fossil fuels and engaging in other forms of consumption and production we are increasing the amount of greenhouse gases that float around in the atmosphere. These gases, in trapping some of the sun’s heat, warm the earth and enable life. The trouble is, some predict, that if we continue to accumulate those gases, over the course of the new century the average temperature on earth will rise and local climates will change, with possibly catastrophic consequences. Will this indeed happen? Does climate-change put the future of the world at risk? Can only a radical reallocation of global wealth and power rescue us from this threat? Or should people not be overly worried, as the steady march of technological progress will see us through in the end?

Keywords

Policy sciences, Decision making, Politics and culture, Social perception

Discipline

Political Economy

Research Areas

Political Science

Publication

Clumsy Solutions for a Complex World: Governance, Politics and Plural Perceptions

Editor

Verweij, Marco; Thompson, Michael

First Page

1

Last Page

27

ISBN

9780230624887

Identifier

10.1057/9780230624887_1

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

City or Country

Basingstoke

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1057/9780230624887_1