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The Resource How culture shapes the climate change debate, Andrew J. Hoffman

How culture shapes the climate change debate, Andrew J. Hoffman

Label
How culture shapes the climate change debate
Title
How culture shapes the climate change debate
Statement of responsibility
Andrew J. Hoffman
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Though the scientific community largely agrees that climate change is underway, debates about this issue remain fiercely polarized. These conversations have become a rhetorical contest, one where opposing sides try to achieve victory through playing on fear, distrust, and intolerance. At its heart, this split no longer concerns carbon dioxide, greenhouse gases, or climate modeling; rather, it is the product of contrasting, deeply entrenched worldviews. This brief examines what causes people to reject or accept the scientific consensus on climate change. Synthesizing evidence from sociology, psychology, and political science, Andrew J. Hoffman lays bare the opposing cultural lenses through which science is interpreted. He then extracts lessons from major cultural shifts in the past to engender a better understanding of the problem and motivate the public to take action. How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate makes a powerful case for a more scientifically literate public, a more socially engaged scientific community, and a more thoughtful mode of public discourse
Cataloging source
CSt/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hoffman, Andrew J.
Dewey number
304.2/50973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QC903.2.U6
LC item number
H64 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Climatic changes
  • Science
  • Political culture
  • Social psychology
  • Public opinion
  • Klimaänderung
  • Kultur
  • Gesellschaft
  • Diskussion
  • Public opinion
Label
How culture shapes the climate change debate, Andrew J. Hoffman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 91-110)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A cultural schism -- Social psychology and the climate change debate -- Sources of organized resistance -- Bridging the cultural schism -- Historical analogies for cultural change -- The full scope
Control code
ocn894149555
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
ix, 110 pages
Isbn
9780804794220
Lccn
2014042786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780804794220
  • (OCoLC)894149555
Label
How culture shapes the climate change debate, Andrew J. Hoffman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 91-110)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A cultural schism -- Social psychology and the climate change debate -- Sources of organized resistance -- Bridging the cultural schism -- Historical analogies for cultural change -- The full scope
Control code
ocn894149555
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
ix, 110 pages
Isbn
9780804794220
Lccn
2014042786
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780804794220
  • (OCoLC)894149555

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