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The result is a landmark work that will be of interest to readers across the Social Sciences and Humanities as well as Geography and Environmental Studies.

Justice and Abrupt Climate Change
Justice and abrupt climate change
Introduction: Justice beyond Copenhagen

In the last few chapters, the emphasis has been on physical processes with the potential to overwhelm human efforts and achievements. My intention in facing up to forces that exceed our measure or reach is not to disavow social agency, but to get it into perspective – with an ultimate aim of helping to understand when and where strategic human interventions are most effective. At the Copenhagen summit, we have just seen that relatively ‘minor’ or ‘peripheral’ actors can make a difference – or at least that they can insist on raising issues that will make a difference in the future. The tiny Pacific nation of Tuvalu, some 10,000 people living on six ...

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