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The Call for Action

Robert Wuthnow

in Be Very Afraid

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780199730872
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199777389 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199730872.003.0009
The Call for Action

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This chapter argues that the peril which poses an undeniable threat to the quality of life that humans can expect in the 21st century and beyond is global warming. While terrorist strikes and pandemics may well occur, there is no question that climate change has become a reality, possibly inexorable. The call for action in climate change requires doing more than performing random acts of individual good citizenship, such as recycling and lowering the thermostat. It requires supporting green initiatives, and electing public officials who understand the significance of climate change and are willing to address the problem.

Keywords: peril; threat; danger; cultural response; climate change; global warming

Chapter.  9632 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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