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two book reviews — Unprecedented Crime

By |2018-07-08T09:55:47+00:00July 6th, 2018|Book Excerpt, Climate Change|

“Criminal justice can contribute to addressing the climate crisis. A significant share of greenhouse gas emissions is associated with conduct amounting to violations of existing criminal law. Targeting climate change by enforcing criminal law can be extremely efficient. It can be done on the basis of existing laws, through existing institutions and with minimal additional [...]

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crimes studied by the mueller investigation…

By |2018-06-18T20:37:29+00:00June 19th, 2018|Book Excerpt, Climate Change|

"Unprecedented Crime" is an important book for many reasons, but most of all for driving home the point of the title, that the governments and fossil fuel corporations are guilty of major crimes for knowingly destroying our climate. And not simply major crimes, but "unprecedented" crimes, which will make the genocides and holocausts of the [...]

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visual sense of perspective…

By |2018-05-31T11:06:42+00:00June 5th, 2018|Book Excerpt, Climate Change|

     Our visual sense of perspective makes an object that is far from us appear smaller than it would appear if it were close. An automobile bearing down on me is very real and needs my attention, where as one that is two miles away does not. Nevertheless, the intensity of our perception of [...]

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we do not yet feel the consequences…

By |2018-05-31T10:58:40+00:00June 3rd, 2018|Book Excerpt, Climate Change|

In the past we did not need to be aware of processes such as the carbon cycle, which is essential for all life on the planet. It was self-regulating and affected little by human activity. But today, we are changing its workings in dangerous ways by burning fossil fuels and reducing the earth’s vegetation. It [...]

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societal consequences

By |2018-02-26T12:55:46+00:00February 26th, 2018|Book Excerpt, Climate Change|

Despite that broad expert agreement on these basics of clime change science, deep uncertainty remains over the societal consequences that will result. Predicting these consequences is exceedingly difficult because doing so requires integrating information from complex physical, natural, and social systems. Without a clear picture of what awaits, it is proving too difficult to recognize [...]

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