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New Earth Politics: Essays from the Anthropocene

Simon Nicholson and Sikina Jinnah


Humanity’s collective impact on the Earth is vast. The rate and scale of human-driven environmental destruction is quickly outstripping our political and social capacities for managing it. We are in effect creating an Earth 2.0 on which the human signature is everywhere, a “new earth” in desperate need of humane and insightful guidance. In this volume, prominent scholars and practitioners in the field of global environmental politics consider the ecological and political realities of life on the new earth, and probe the field’s deepest and most enduring questions at a time of increasing enviro ... More

Keywords: Anthropocene, Global environmental politics, New earth, Environmental pedagogy, New geopolitical realities, Social movements, Promoting environmental action, Confronting environmental disaster

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780262034364
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262034364.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Simon Nicholson, editor

Sikina Jinnah, editor

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Introduction Living on a New Earth

Simon Nicholson and Sikina Jinnah

2 Green Earth: The Emergence of Planetary Civilization

Daniel Deudney and Elizabeth Mendenhall

14 Governing Climate Engineering

Wil Burns and Simon Nicholson

End Matter