Arguing with Rocks

April 17, 2011

Review of: Challenged by Carbon: The Oil Industry and Climate Change, by Bryan Lovell. Cambridge University Press (2009)
This review was first published in International Affairs Volume 87, Issue 2,pages 467–520, March 2011
By David L. Levy
You cannot argue with rocks. This is the crux of Bryan Lovell’s argument in Challenged by Carbon, a book that combines [...]

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The Promise of Carbon Capitalism?

February 2, 2011

Review of Climate Capitalism: Global Warming and the Transformation of the Global Economy by Drs. Peter Newell and Matthew Paterson, Cambridge University Press (2010).
Can capitalism effectively respond to climate change? This is the timely and critically important question posed by Peter Newell and Matthew Paterson at the beginning of their book, Climate Capitalism. It’s [...]

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Environmentalism explained (part 1)

August 16, 2010

By David L. Levy
I was asked recently to write a short essay on environmentalism to be published in a book on ‘Key Concepts in Critical Management Studies’ to be published by Sage later in 2010. I hope it’s useful for those who want a little bit of history and critical understanding of environmentalist as a [...]

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Is Deepwater Oil Too Risky?

July 18, 2010

Following up on my previous post about the Gulf oil spill, Normal Accidents?, here is a guest contribution by Charles Perrow, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Yale University, and author of the classic book Normal Accidents. This post is adapted from the preface to the forthcoming paperback edition of Perrow’s 2007 book The Next Catastrophe: [...]

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Upsetting the Offset

March 6, 2010

Note by David Levy, Climate Inc. editor: I’m posting this introduction to a new book, Upsetting the Offset by my academic colleagues Steffen Böhm and Sidhartha Dabhi because it presents an insightful and well-argued series of critiques of the carbon markets. Some readers might find that they disagree with the analysis in the book, but [...]

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Book Review: Sustainability Strategies

October 9, 2009

Review of: Sustainability Strategies: When Does it Pay to be Green? By Dr. Renato J. Orsato, Palgrave Macmillan, July 2009.
Dr. Renato J. Orsato is Senior Research Fellow at INSEAD Social Innovation Centre, France. He has been a researcher, educator, and consultant for the past 15 years.
Review by David L. Levy
From time to time I’ll be [...]

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