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Habermas and climate action

Jürgen Habermas offers a framework for action on climate change – justice and deliberation are as important as the science

For a long time, discourse about climate change was principally about science, and required expert knowledge to assess.

Emilie Prattico

Edited by Nigel Warburton

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Starting in the 1820s, scientists were keen to find out more about the heat of the planet and the variables that would explain its warming and cooling.

The French mathematician Jean-Baptiste Joseph Fourier (1768-1830) first hypothesised the effects of the Sun on the Earth’s atmosphere and by implication on its temperatures.

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