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Power In A Warming WorldThe New Global Politics of Climate Change and the Remaking of Environmental Inequality$
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David Ciplet, J. Timmons Roberts, and Mizan R. Khan

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780262029612

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262029612.001.0001

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Power in a Future World

Power in a Future World

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Power In A Warming World

David Ciplet

J. Timmons Roberts

Mizan R. Khan

The MIT Press

This chapter outlines six potential scenarios in a warming world. It develops a framework for analyzing change across two axes, level of democracy and level of sustainability. The scenarios range from quite catastrophic to very positive outcomes. The chapter points out key decision points, power relations, and political and material conditions shaping the direction that we as a global society are headed. For each scenario, it highlights who and what is pushing them to happen; obstacles to their happening; what would drive it forward; what it might look like; and the outcomes—what it means for climate change and social impacts like inequality, international stability, and so on.

Keywords:   potential scenarios, warming world, level of democracy, level of sustainability, power relations, global society, climate change

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