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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 interesting observations about how people in a community in Norway manage the distressing emotions that climate change brings and the implications for collectively dealing with climate change The one thing that holds this study back is that the ideas about how our social membership affects our responses to troubling issues aren't really falsifiable if we act it's because our society lets us act and if we don't act it's because our social context makes it impossible to act So it's hard to see how and why people take action when it's hard to do and how groups' collective ways of handling difficult issues change To be fair Norgaard is trying to explain the common inaction and understanding change isn't easy to do in a manageable period of time I think her observations provide good starting points for thinking about how these constraints on how we deal with climate change might vary and what obstacles people who want to push for new climate politics are going to have to figure out how to deal with

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Living in DenialGlobal 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 book is devastating and wonderful Norgaard uses her white American privilege to research up on a small Norweigan community to see how they respond to climate change Her findings show how as a society people work to create emotional norms that push away ill feelings brought on by climate change and their complicity in it Does a great job of disrupting the narrative of the simple Scandinavian and with compassion illustrates just how deep the problems of climate denial are I am shaken by this book and worried for us all but also grateful that Norgaard did this

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read doc ´ Living in Denial Hardcover á naturaltreatment ¿ 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 inBle; 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 I would characterize this as a touchstone or modern classic in environmental studies and sociology Norgaard's argument about the social organization of denial in relationship to climate change mobilization and social transformations is than apt it is is insightful patient and endlessly generous These are crucial features of a diagnosis of what could otherwise be called the modern death drive of social organizations insofar as the structures that forestall action on climate change make a continued good life on planet Earth increasingly unlikely for an increasingly high number of persons now and in the future