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The Discovery of Global Warming

Revised and Expanded Edition

  • Preface
  • 1. How Could Climate Change?
  • 2. Discovering a Possibility
  • 3. A Delicate System
  • 4. A Visible Threat
  • 5. Public Warnings
  • 6. The Erratic Beast
  • 7. Breaking into Politics
  • 8. Speaking Science to Power
  • 9. The Work Completed…and Begun
  • Reflections
  • Milestones
  • Notes
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • A Discover Top Science Book of the Year
  • A USA Today Best Book of the Year
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Jacket: An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns, by Bruno Latour, translated by Catherine Porter, from Harvard University Press

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In awarding Bruno Latour the 2021 Kyoto Prize for Arts and Philosophy, the Inamori Foundation said he has “revolutionized the conventional view of science” and “his philosophy re-examines ‘modernity’ based on the dualism of nature and society.” Below is an excerpt from An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns. For more than twenty years, scientific and technological controversies have proliferated in number and scope, eventually reaching the climate itself. Since geologists are beginning to use the term “Anthropocene” to designate the era of Earth’s history that follows the Holocene