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"Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed—and What It Means for Our Future" by Dale Jamieson

Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 29.2 (Summer 2015)

June 15, 2015

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Reason in a Dark Time: Why the Struggle Against Climate Change Failed—and What It means for Our Future, Dale Jamieson (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014), 266 pp., $29.95 cloth.

Review by Daniel Bodansky

In 1988 the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring climate change to be a common concern of mankind and urging states to treat it as a priority issue. Twenty-five years, two international agreements, and countless international conferences later, the upward trend of greenhouse gas emissions has barely budged.

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