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READ Living in Denial î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ï Global warming is the most significant environmental issue of our time yet public response in Western nations has been meager Why have so few taken any action In Living in Denial sociologist Kari Norgaard searches for answers to this uestion drawing on interviews and ethnographic Global warming is the most significant environmental issue of our time yet public response in Western nations has been meager Why have so few taken any action In Living in Denial sociologist Kari Norgaard searches for answers to this uestion drawing on interviews and ethnographic data from her study of Bygdaby the fictional name of an actual rural community in western Norway during the unusually warm winter of 2000 2001In 2000 2001 the first snowfall came to Bygdaby two months later than usual; ice fishing was impossi. This is a book

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How citizens of industrialized countries are responding to global warmingNorgaard finds that for the highly educated and politically savvy residents of Bygdaby global warming was both common knowledge and unimaginable Norgaard traces this denial through multiple levels from emotions to cultural norms to political economy Her report from Bygdaby supplemented by comparisons throughout the book to the United States tells a larger story behind our paralysis in the face of today's alarming predictions from climate scientis. Norgaard gives

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Living in DenialBle; and the ski industry had to invest substantially in artificial snow making Stories in local and national newspapers linked the warm winter explicitly to global warming Yet residents did not write letters to the editor pressure politicians or cut down on use of fossil fuels Norgaard attributes this lack of response to the phenomenon of socially organized denial by which information about climate science is known in the abstract but disconnected from political social and private life and sees this as emblematic of. Through her cas