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Book review: Can Science Fix Climate Change?

Posted by on April 16, 2015

Grace Paget, science writer, reviews ‘Can Science Fix Climate Change?’ by Mike Hulme (Polity Press).

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indexHulme effectively establishes the debate surrounding the issue of tackling climate change in his book Can Science Fix Climate Change? and explores the emerging technology that is set to resolve it. After thoroughly taking the reader through the science behind geo-engineering and the different techno-fixes that are being proposed by climate scientists, it is clear that Hulme has an axe to grind with the advent of radical technology in this panic culture he describes.

The book successfully presents the pressing issue that is climate change and its author, a Kings College London Professor, pays careful attention to the sense of emergency that, almost like no other uncertainty, enables the media to strike fear into almost anyone who will listen.

The book is a definite read for those who are interested in modern approaches to tackling climate change and anyone who wishes to delve into a more rational presentation of the issues that appear to impact our relationship with the natural world and the fate of our planet. It is also a good source of wider reading for A-level biology climate change topics.

Can Science Fix Climate Change? provides an interesting discussion that may be useful to a wide range of readers, which is why I would like to nominate this book for the Society of Biology Book Awards 2015.

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