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Russia in the Age of Climate Change

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$39.95 • £31.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674247437

Publication Date: 10/27/2021

Academic Trade

336 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

3 illus., 3 maps, 1 table


A sobering assessment of the impact of climate change on Russia’s standing as a great power from one of the most acute observers of environmental and energy issues. Highly recommended.—Francis Fukuyama, author of Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment

Facing increasing global pressure, Russian decision makers are being forced to think about the new reality of decarbonization. This book provides excellent insights into the story behind a resource-rich but climate-damaging economy, and explores a key question for the future: What alternative exports can Russia offer?—Tatiana Mitrova, Research Director of the Energy Center, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO

The first full-length exploration of Russia as both a prime source and a victim of climate change. Anyone interested in environmental issues or in Russia’s future should read this data-rich and gracefully written book.—Timothy J. Colton, author of Yeltsin: A Life

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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