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Living in DenialClimate Change, Emotions, and Everyday Life$
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Kari Marie Norgaard

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262015448

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262015448.001.0001

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Climate Change as Background Noise in the United States

Climate Change as Background Noise in the United States

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(p.177) 6 Climate Change as Background Noise in the United States
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Living in Denial
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Kari Marie Norgaard

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262015448.003.0007

This chapter focuses on the role of American citizens and the national government in addressing the threats of global warming. Americans fail to realize the severity of the situation, despite their country’s significant contribution to harmful industrial emissions, leading to high levels of pollution and global warming across the globe. Global warming continues to remain a low-priority issue for policymakers and the people, despite increased awareness about its consequences. The United States is a prime example of public silence on the issue of global warming, despite its emergence as a leader in research in climate science. Hurricanes such as Katrina have demonstrated that the United States is not immune to the disastrous impacts of global warming. The country needs to take some preventive measures immediately to save its people and the wider world from the adverse impacts of global warming.

Keywords:   global warming, industrial emissions, United States, hurricane Katrina, climate science

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