Table of Contents Acknowledgements Abbreviations Introduction Chapter 1: The Thirty Years Crisis Chapter 2: Ecomodernism and its Critics Chapter 3: Assessing the Technological Challenge Chapter 4: The Politics of Low-Carbon Innovation Chapter 5: Human Flourishing Amid Climate Harms Chapter 6: Global Social Democracy and Geoengineering Justice Conclusion: Climate and its Metaphors Bibliography
Jonathan Symons is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at Macquarie University, Sydney.
'A valuable and timely contribution to the study of environmentalism. Given the seriousness of global climate change, this book provides a window into how ecomodernism fits within the broader framework of contemporary environmental thought.' Jennifer Moore Bernstein, University of Southern California 'This book is a much-needed corrective to the misconception of ecomodernism as neoliberal techno-optimism. Symons locates ecomodernism firmly within the tradition and logic of social democracy by advancing its most urgent, practical argument - that state-directed low-carbon innovation must be at the heart of our climate response.' Steve Rayner, University of Oxford