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The Resource Learning to die in the Anthropocene : reflections on the end of a civilization, Roy Scranton

Learning to die in the Anthropocene : reflections on the end of a civilization, Roy Scranton

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Learning to die in the Anthropocene : reflections on the end of a civilization
Title
Learning to die in the Anthropocene
Title remainder
reflections on the end of a civilization
Statement of responsibility
Roy Scranton
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Coming home from the war in Iraq, US Army private Roy Scranton thought he'd left the world of strife behind. Then he watched as new calamities struck America, heralding a threat far more dangerous than ISIS or Al Qaeda: Hurricane Katrina, Superstorm Sandy, megadrought--the shock and awe of global warming. Our world is changing. Rising seas, spiking temperatures, and extreme weather imperil global infrastructure, crops, and water supplies. Conflict, famine, plagues, and riots menace from every quarter. From war-stricken Baghdad to the melting Arctic, human-caused climate change poses a danger not only to political and economic stability, but to civilization itself ... and to what it means to be human. Our greatest enemy, it turns out, is ourselves. The warmer, wetter, more chaotic world we now live in--the Anthropocene--demands a radical new vision of human life. In this bracing response to climate change, Roy Scranton combines memoir, reportage, philosophy, and Zen wisdom to explore what it means to be human in a rapidly evolving world, taking readers on a journey through street protests, the latest findings of earth scientists, a historic UN summit, millennia of geological history, and the persistent vitality of ancient literature ... Scranton responds to the existential problem of global warming by arguing that in order to survive, we must come to terms with our mortality. Plato argued that to philosophize is to learn to die. If that's true, says Scranton, then we have entered humanity's most philosophical age--for this is precisely the problem of the Anthropocene. The trouble now is that we must learn to die not as individuals, but as a civilization."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
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1976-
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Scranton, Roy
Dewey number
303.49
Index
no index present
LC call number
QC981.8.G56
LC item number
S33 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Climatic changes
  • Global warming
  • Environmental degradation
  • Nature
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Nature
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Climatic changes
  • Environmental degradation
  • Global warming
  • Nature
Label
Learning to die in the Anthropocene : reflections on the end of a civilization, Roy Scranton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-138)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Coming home -- Human ecologies -- A wicked problem -- Carbon politics -- The compulsion of strife -- A new enlightenment -- Coda: Coming home
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
142 pages
Isbn
9780872866690
Lccn
2015022985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn910964890
  • (OCoLC)910964890
Label
Learning to die in the Anthropocene : reflections on the end of a civilization, Roy Scranton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-138)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Coming home -- Human ecologies -- A wicked problem -- Carbon politics -- The compulsion of strife -- A new enlightenment -- Coda: Coming home
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
142 pages
Isbn
9780872866690
Lccn
2015022985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn910964890
  • (OCoLC)910964890

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