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La Niña and the Making of Climate Optimism

Remembering Rain

Authors: Miller, Julia

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  • Explores the Australian relationship with La Niña and how fundamental this relationship is to the climate change debate both locally and globally
  • Examines the deep connection Australians have to their climate in order to deconstruct contemporary views on human-induced climate change
  • Argues that the wet La Niñas and the dry El Niños underpinned a resilient climate optimism
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  • Due: September 29, 2019
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This book examines the deep connection Australians have with their climate to understand contemporary views on human-induced climate change. It is the first study of the Australian relationship with La Niña and it explains how fundamental this relationship is to the climate change debate both locally and globally. While unease with the Australian environment was a hallmark of early settler relations with a new continent, this book argues that the climate itself quickly became a source of hope and linked to progress. Once observed, weather patterns coalesced into recognizable cycles of wet and dry years and Australians adopted a belief in the certainty of good seasons. It was this optimistic response to climate linked to La Niña that laid the groundwork for this relationship with the Australian environment. This book will appeal to scholars and students of the environmental humanities, history and science as well as anyone concerned about climate change.

About the authors

Julia Miller is the Director of Academic Affairs for CAPA The Global Education Network in Sydney, Australia, where she teaches courses in the environmental humanities, Australian history and global studies. Previously, she taught modern history at Macquarie University, Australia.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • Due: September 29, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76141-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76140-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
La Niña and the Making of Climate Optimism
Book Subtitle
Remembering Rain
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76141-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76141-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76140-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 288
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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