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Climate Change, Capitalism, and Corporations

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Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing humanity, a definitive manifestation of the well-worn links between progress and devastation. This book explores the complex relationship that the corporate world has with climate change and examines the central role of corporations in shaping political and social responses to the climate crisis. The principal message of ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published January 10th 2015 by Cambridge University Press
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Nov 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Nyberg and Wright's book can be seen as a companion to Naomi Oreskes' Merchants of Doubt. Where Naomi's book covers the backroom deals and power plays that created the industry of climate denial, Nyberg & Wright look at the kind of Capitalist luke-warmism that works in plain sight-- the way that the tools and techniques of capitalist logic incorporate and synthesise all criticism.

The style is academic: Dry yet convincing. The authors discuss how climate politics become translated in to "risk" fr
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Jan 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wright and Nyberg begin their work with the obligatory outline of the increasing evidence and impacts of fossil-fuel driven global warming and climate disruption. The dot-point litany of melting ice, floods, wildfires, supertyphoons, heatwaves and droughts, precedes most works on climate change as if we continually need the reminder in the starkest, simplest forms that it is happening. It is happening now. It is happening everywhere. And it's really not good.

They then pose the obvious question.
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Oct 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
A fascinating, and compelling book to read I thought.
Alexander Tas
Jan 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A brutal examination of how corporations have changed the conversation of climate change (and environmental degradation in general) in order to benefit themselves.
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Christopher Wright is Professor of Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney Business School with an extensive publication record in organisational and critical management studies. His research focuses on the political economy of corporate capitalism, organisational change, and corporate responses to climate change with particular reference to issues of corporate political activity, the d ...more

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