By Sanjay Chaturvedi, Timothy Doyle
Climate Terror engages with a hugely differentiated geographical politics of worldwide warming. It explores how fear-inducing weather switch discourses may well lead to new varieties of dependencies, domination and militarised 'climate security'.
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Because he there joins men who learned the bases of their field from the same concrete models, his subsequent practice will seldom evoke overt disagreement over fundamentals. (Kuhn 1970: 5) Demeritt takes Kuhn’s line of argumentation further, updating it and placing it firmly within current debates about climate change. Demeritt (2001: 307–337) writes on the problems of what he terms ‘upstream’ science; the creation of epistemic climate and global warming communities, and how members within these communities influence each other and their science.
Much of the success of the enterprise derives from the community’s willingness to defend that assumption, if necessary at considerable cost. Normal science, for example, often suppresses fundamental novelties because they are necessarily subversive of its basic commitments. the study of paradigms, including many that are far more specialised than those named illustratively above, is what mainly prepares the student for membership in the particular scientific community with which he will later practice.
What the Sprouts were suggesting was the need to map out how the milieu can enhance/facilitate or constrain/inhibit the ability of a state to act. In contrast, so profound and far-reaching is the climate metanarrative with its offshoot master discourses that the external, invisible but omnipresent hand of ‘unitary agency of climate change’ is being seen as exercising a determining influence on almost each and every domain that concerns humans activities and intercourse. What is the core essence of climate change?