Subject: Science / Global Warming & Climate Change

Subject: Science / Global Warming & Climate Change

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Nature and the Iron Curtain

|9780822945451|Environmental Policy and Social Movements in Communist and Capitalist Countries, 1945-1990|In Nature and the Iron Curtain, the authors contrast communist and capitalist countries with respect to their environmental politics in the context of the Cold War. Its chapters draw from archives across Europe and the U.S. to present new perspectives on the origins and evolution of modern environmentalism on both sides of the Iron Curtain. The book explores similarities and differences among several nations with different economies and political systems, and highlights connections between environmental movements in Eastern and Western Europe.| Astrid Kirchhof J. R. McNeill| Russian and East European…

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Exploring Apocalyptica

|9780822945239|Coming to Terms with Environmental Alarmism|Environmental alarmism has long been a political bellwether. Tell me what you think about the green apocalypse, and I’ll tell you where you stand on the issues. But as the environmental heydays of the 1970s move into perspective, the time has come for a reassessment. Horror scenarios create a legacy whose effects have largely escaped attention. Based on case studies from four continents and the North Atlantic, Exploring Apocalyptica argues for a reevaluation of familiar clichés. It shows that environmentalists were less apocalyptic than commonly thought, and other groups were far more enthusiastic. It traces…

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