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Humanity's retreat to Antarctica

Page, James Smith (2009) Humanity's retreat to Antarctica. Australian Democrats National Journal, 32(2), pp. 6-7.

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Abstract

James Lovelock has been one of the most influential and controversial environmentalists of the modern era, and his lastest book, The Revenge of Gaia, is perhaps his most controversial. Lovelock foreshadows a bleak future of drastic temperature increases, due to global warming, with the prospect that only a remnant of humanity might survive in Antarctica. The work also entails an interesting commentary on environmental philosophy and politics. Lovelock (like Lord Taverne)is scathing about the shortcomings of eco-fundamentalism, notably evident with the Greens, and argues that instead what we need is a pragmatic environmentalism to deal with our global challenges.

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ID Code: 28301
Item Type: Review
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Keywords: climate change, global warming, James Lovelock, eco-fundamentalism, pragmatic environmentalism, Greens
ISSN: 0813-3476
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EARTH SCIENCES (040000) > ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES (040100) > Climate Change Processes (040104)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Australian Democrats
Deposited On: 29 Oct 2009 11:55
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2010 00:07

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