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Apocalypse Soon?

Haller, Stephen

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ISBN 10: 077352438X / ISBN 13: 9780773524385
Published by McGill-Queen's University Press
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A timely examination of what to believe and what to do about predictions of global catastrophe. Num Pages: 160 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: JPQ; RNA; RNP. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 229 x 154 x 17. Weight in Grams: 326. . 2002. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780773524385

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Title: Apocalypse Soon?

Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:New

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Apocalypse Soon? is about environmental decision-making. Stephen Haller examines claims about the risk of global catastrophe and describes the models of global systems that predict catastrophe. He explains the conditions of a good prediction and shows that models that generate predictions of catastrophe leave us uncertain about the likelihood of catastrophe - our best science can give us no assurance that doomsday is either likely or unlikely. Using arguments that parallel those of Blaise Pascal and William James, Haller offers prudential reasons for caution that should convince those not already persuaded by ethical arguments. While models of global systems can reveal only possible, not probable, futures, the catastrophic threats posed by such things as global warming, ozone depletion, or population increase represent what James would call "live options": that is, they present us with a plausible possibility that forces us to make momentous decisions. Haller concludes that we cannot afford to risk catastrophe, despite the high costs this decision involves.

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