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Apocalypse nicked: stolen rhetoric in early geoengineering advocacy

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Warnings about climate tipping points are now commonplace. This article identifies some of the political factors behind the rise of tipping point rhetoric. It argues that the success of tipping point rhetoric can be explained by its consonance with two enduring tropes, millenarianism and appeals to a delicate “balance of nature”. Tipping point rhetoric was initially used to advocate greater action on mitigation but it – and the millenarian narrative in particular - has been used to argue f...

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University of Oxford
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SSD
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SAME
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Social & Cultural Anthropology
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Heyward, C
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Heyward, C
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Rayner, S
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Routledge Publisher's website
Pages:
86-104
Host title:
Anthropology and Climate Change: from actions to transformations
Publication date:
2016-04-08
Source identifiers:
664118
ISBN:
9781629580012
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2016-12-05

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