The Climate of History: Four Theses

@article{Chakrabarty2009TheCO,
  title={The Climate of History: Four Theses},
  author={D. Chakrabarty},
  journal={Critical Inquiry},
  year={2009},
  volume={35},
  pages={197 - 222}
}
  • D. Chakrabarty
  • Published 2009
  • History
  • Critical Inquiry
  • The current planetary crisis of climate change or global warming elicits a variety of responses in individuals, groups, and governments, ranging from denial, disconnect, and indifference to a spirit of engagement and activism of varying kinds and degrees. These responses saturate our sense of the now. Alan Weisman’s best-selling book The World without Us suggests a thought experiment as a way of experiencing our present: “Suppose that the worst has happened. Human extinction is a fait accompli… CONTINUE READING
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