Kivalina

Kivalina

A Climate Change Story

Book - 2011
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Baker & Taylor
"For the people of Kivalina, Alaska, the price of further climate change denial could be the complete devastation of their lives and culture. Their village must be relocated to survive, but neither the fossil fuel giants or the U.s. government are willing to take full responsibility."--P. [4] of cover.

Perseus Publishing
For the people of Kivalina, Alaska, the price of further climate change denial could be the complete devastation of their lives and culture. Their village must be relocated to survive, and neither the fossil fuel giants nor the U.S. government are willing to take full responsibility.

While corporate funded science continues to deny climate change, one native village is already facing total destruction at its hands.


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A journalist and academic specializing in the social impact of science, Shearer examines the law suit filed by the tiny Alaska Native village of Kivalina against 24 fossil fuel companies in February 2008 for contributing to the village's erosion through large greenhouse gas emissions, and for creating a false debate around climate change. She discusses blueprint for denial, shaping legality, fossil fuels and US power, global what?, the human face of global warming, and relocation in a neoliberal state. She has not indexed her work. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Haymarket Books ; [St. Paul, Minn.] : Distributed to the trade by Consortium Book Sales and Distribution, 2011
ISBN: 9781608461288
1608461289
Characteristics: vii, 199 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm

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