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Carbon Criminals, Climate Crimes / Ronald C. Kramer.

Author/Creator:
Kramer, Ronald C. author., Author,
Publication:
New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, [2020]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (242 p.)
Series:
Critical Issues in Crime and Society
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Climatic changes -- Government policy.
Climatic changes -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Corporations -- Corrupt practices.
Criminology -- Environmental aspects.
Environmental justice.
Global warming -- Government policy.
Global warming -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Offenses against the environment.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Carbon Criminals, Climate Crimes analyzes the looming threats posed by climate change from a criminological perspective. It advances the field of green criminology through a examination of the criminal nature of catastrophic environmental harms resulting from the release of greenhouse gases. The book describes and explains what corporations in the fossil fuel industry, the U.S. government, and the international political community did, or failed to do, in relation to global warming. Carbon Criminals, Climate Crimes integrates research and theory from a wide variety of disciplines, to analyze four specific state-corporate climate crimes: continued extraction of fossil fuels and rising carbon emissions; political omission (failure) related to the mitigation of these emissions; socially organized climate change denial; and climate crimes of empire, which include militaristic forms of adaptation to climate disruption. The final chapter reviews policies that could mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, adapt to a warming world, and achieve climate justice.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Foreword
1. "This Was a Crime": Climate Change as a Criminological Concern
2. "Beyond Catastrophic": The Climate Crisis, Carbon Criminals, and Fossil Capitalism
3. "When Did They Know?": Climate Crimes of Continued Extraction and Rising Emissions
4. "The Politics of Predatory Delay": Climate Crimes of Political Omission and Socially Organized Denial
5. "Slowing the Rise of the Oceans?": Obama's Mixed Legacy and Trump's Climate Crimes
6. "Blood for Oil," Pentagon Emissions, and the "Politics of the Armed Lifeboat": Climate Crimes of Empire
7. The "Climate Swerve": Hope, Resistance, and Climate Justice
Acknowledgments
References
Index
About the Author
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 23. Jun 2020)
Contributor:
White, Rob
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781978807648
Publisher Number:
10.36019/9781978807648 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.