More on high risk
August 23, 2010 § Leave a comment
People have to make choices among many risks. Part of the skepticism towards climate change is based on fear that climate responses require global institutions and global management, and that is seen as high risk because “global management will be by elites that make big government and big corporations and screw us”.
Science has the same problem Christianity had when it became the official religion of the holy roman empire: it because self-serving by serving power, and taxed the population to extremes while building its own Rome. Islam filled the vacuum in the population in the ME as Christianity retreated to the centers of power.
I just read the dissertation by Josh Howe that is helpful in understanding these.
MAKING GLOBAL WARMING GREEN:
CLIMATE CHANGE AND AMERICAN
ENVIRONMENTALISM, 1957-1992 http://purl.stanford.edu/cp892qc1059
Recmommened by Lee. SchipperIn previous email (aug 22), not yet available at Stanford site “being processed”.