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How Climate Change Might Save the World

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Authors
Beck, Ulrich
Issue Date
2014-12
Publisher
Institute for Social Development and Policy Research, Center for Social Sciences, Seoul National University
Citation
Development and Society, Vol.43 No.2, pp. 169-183
Abstract
We are faced with questions too big to fail and too big to answer. Most discussions on climate change are blocked; they are caught by catastrophism circulating in the horizon of the problem: what is climate change bad for? From a sociological point of view, because climate change is a threat to humanity, we can and should turn the question upside down and ask: what is climate change good for? The amazing thing is that if you firmly believe climate change is a fundamental threat to all of humanity, then that belief might bring a transformative, cosmopolitan turn in our contemporary life and the world might be changed for the better. This is what I call ‘emancipatory catastrophism’. The question then is: how might climate change save the world?
ISSN
1598-8074
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/94078
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