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The Social Life of Climate Change Models

Anticipating Nature

The Social Life of Climate Change Models by Kirsten Hastrup
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Drawing on a combination of perspectives from diverse fields, this volume offers an anthropological study of climate change and the ways in which people attempt to predict its local implications, showing how the processes of knowledge making among lay people and experts are not only comparable but also deeply entangled. Through analysis of predictive practices in a diversity of regions affected by climate change – including coastal India, the Cook Islands, Tibet, and the High Arctic, and various domains of scientific expertise and policy making such as ice core drilling, flood risk modelling, and coastal adaptation – the book shows how all attempts at modelling nature’s course are deeply social, and how current research in "climate" contributes to a rethinking of nature as a multiplicity of modalities that impact social life.

Taylor and Francis; November 2012
250 pages; ISBN 9781136203657
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Title: The Social Life of Climate Change Models
Author: Kirsten Hastrup; Martin Skrydstrup
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