Too Hot to Handle?

Too Hot to Handle? The Democratic Challenge of Climate Change - Bristol Shorts Insights

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Synopsis

Scientists are clear that urgent action is needed on climate change, and world leaders agree. Yet climate issues barely trouble domestic politics. This book explores a central dilemma of the climate crisis: science demands urgency; politics turns the other cheek. Is it possible to hope for a democratic solution to climate change? Based on interviews with leading politicians and activists, and the author's twenty years on the frontline of climate politics, this book explores why climate is such a challenge for political systems, even when policy solutions exist. It argues that more democracy, not less, is needed to tackle the climate crisis, and suggests practical ways forward.

About the Publisher

Policy Press

Policy Press

Established in 1996, the aim of Policy Press has always been to try to improve social conditions with publications that will make a positive difference to learning and research, policy and practice. In essence, we are a publisher with a purpose. Based in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law at the University of Bristol, we are now well-known as a leading international publisher of high quality books and journals across a wide range of subjects including: social policy and social welfare, childhood studies and family policy, ageing, social work and social care, public policy, criminology and criminal justice, health, housing and urban policy. Our authors range from leading scholars and thinkers around the world to talented first-time authors and we also collaborate with a large number of organisations and associations.

Book information

ISBN: 9781529206029
Publisher: Bristol University Press
Imprint: Policy Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 363.7
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: vii, 154
Weight: 180g
Height: 202mm
Width: 133mm
Spine width: 9mm