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The climate swerve

Robert Jay Lifton

The climate swerve

reflections on mind, hope, and survival

by Robert Jay Lifton

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Climatic changes,
  • Psychological aspects,
  • Nuclear warfare

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 158-169) and index.

    StatementRobert Jay Lifton
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBF353.5.C55 L54 2017
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 178 pages
    Number of Pages178
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26935148M
    ISBN 101620973472
    ISBN 109781620973479
    LC Control Number2017018185
    OCLC/WorldCa974699763

      In his latest book, The Climate Swerve, Lifton examines humanity’s struggle to understand what’s happening, how to deal with it, and why powerful people and institutions sabotage attempts to avoid destruction of the planet. The Climate Swerve Reflections on Mind, Hope, and Survival (Book): Lifton, Robert Jay: Perseus PublishingFrom one of the one of the world's foremost thinkers (Bill Moyers), a profound, hopeful, and timely call for an emerging new collective consciousness to combat climate changeMedia track record: Lifton’s books have received major review attention and he has been interviewed by the likes.

      In his new book, The Climate Swerve: Reflections on Mind, Hope, and Survival, Lifton argues that we are living through a time of increasing recognition of the reality of climate change, a psychological shift he refers to as a “swerve,” driven by evidence, economics, and ethics. Here, Lifton suggests in this lucid and moving book that recalls Rachel Carson and Jonathan Schell, was evidence of how we might call upon the human mind—"our greatest evolutionary asset"—to translate a growing species awareness—or "climate swerve"—into action to sustain our habitat and civilization.

      The Climate Swerve (Hardcover) Reflections on Mind, Hope, and Survival. By Robert Jay Lifton. New Press, , pp. Publication .   "The Climate Swerve" is not a ground-breaking contribution to climate awareness on par with Bill McKibben's "The End of Nature," and many other .


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Most important, the heart of the swerve is the commitment to telling the truth about climate change, which Lifton does unflinchingly in this courageous and crucial book." ―Naomi Oreskes, author of Merchants of Doubt and The Collapse of Western Civilization4/4(6).

Most important, the heart of the swerve is the commitment to telling the truth about climate change, which Lifton does unflinchingly in this courageous and crucial book.” —Naomi Oreskes, author of Merchants of Doubt and The Collapse of Western Civilization.

Here, Lifton suggests in this lucid and moving book that recalls Rachel Carson and Jonathan Schell, was evidence of how we might call upon the human mind—“our greatest evolutionary asset”—to translate a growing species awareness—or “climate swerve”—into action to sustain our habitat and : New Press, The.

The Climate Swerve book. Read 6 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Over his long career as witness to an extreme twentieth century, /5.

Renowned psychiatrist Lifton (Witness to an Extreme Century,etc.), a winner of the National Book Award, explains his use of the term “swerve” to describe “a significant, if not always logical or clear, shift in the way people experience their world.”.

Here, Lifton suggests in this lucid and moving book that recalls Rachel Carson and Jonathan Schell, was evidence of how we might call upon the human mind—“our greatest evolutionary asset”—to translate a growing species awareness—or “climate swerve”—into action to sustain our habitat and civilization/5(7).

Buy The Climate Swerve: Reflections on Mind, Hope and Survival By Robert Jay Lifton, in Very Good condition. Our cheap used books come with free delivery in the US. ISBN: ISBN Pages: His slim volume, “The Climate Swerve: Reflections on Mind, Hope, and Survival,” is a personal meditation on public perceptions of climate change and nuclear Armageddon.

Written shortly after his. Here, Lifton suggests in this lucid and moving book that recalls Rachel Carson and Jonathan Schell, was evidence of how we might call upon the human mind - "our greatest evolutionary asset" - to translate a growing species awareness - or "climate swerve" - into action to sustain our habitat and civilization.

The climate swerve: reflections on mind, hope, and survival. [Robert Jay Lifton] -- Over his long career as witness to an extreme twentieth century, National Book Award winning psychiatrist, historian, and public intellectual Robert Jay Lifton has grappled with the profound effects.

The Climate Swerve is the title of a recent () book by the elder (now 92) statesman of American psychiatry, and the eminent public intellectual, Robert Jay Lifton.

What does “swerve” mean. In customary language it suggests something hurtling down a road that has to swerve if. This is a book about climate change but not a detailed study of its ubiquitous effects, or of its political requirements.

Rather it is an exploration of mind and habitat, a meditation on what I call the climate swerve, our evolving awareness of our predicament.

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Media track record: Lifton's books have received major review attention and he has been interviewed by the likes of Bill Brand: The New Press. The Climate Swerve: Reflections on Mind, Hope, and Survival eBook: Lifton, Robert Jay: : Kindle Store/5(4). Praise for The Climate Swerve: Longlisted for the PEN America/E.O.

Wilson Prize for Literary Science Writing "Well worth the read [A] prescient handoff to the next generation of scholars who may see the nuclear and climate swerves as steps in the same process: the evolution of awareness of ourselves as a collective force of nature/5(5).

Robert Jay Lifton, The Climate Swerve: Reflections on Mind, Hope, and Survival (New York: The New Press, ), pp. For the last sixty years, the American psychiatrist Robert Lifton has studied the causes and consequences of the most violent traumas of our age — most notably, Hiroshima, Auschwitz, and Vietnam.

The Climate Swerve: Reflections on Mind, Hope, and Survival, by Robert Jay Lifton (The New Presspages, $) Over his long career, National Book Award-winning psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton has grappled with the profound effects of nuclear war, terrorism, and genocide.

Acclaimed psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton,National Book Award-winning author of Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima and now The Climate Swerve, will be in conversation with Michael Gerrard, Director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University.

Drawing his new book, Lifton suggests how we might put the global threat of climate change into a broader human context and call upon the.

Lifton plunged into studying the phenomenon further and has just published a new book, The Climate Swerve: Reflections of Mind, Hope, and Survival. Here is my interview with him. National Book Award-winning author and psychiatrist, Robert Jay Lifton, argues that people have become numb to the reality of climate change.

TV Networks TV Nets. The second part of the interview shifts to subject matter from Dr. Lifton’s most recent book, The Climate Swerve, and specifically the argument that climate change is the “apocalyptic twin” of nuclear war, since “only these two threats, these two developments, can destroy the human species.”.The climate “swerve” of his title refers to is the emerging awareness over the past thirty years of the great ecological crisis we face, emblematized in the Paris Climate Accords.

Nuclear weapons, to be sure, are still with us, but not, thanks to disarmament activists, the. The climate swerve is mostly a matter of deepening awareness.

When exploring the nuclear threat I distinguished between fragmentary awareness, consisting .