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Speaking climate change to power

Joshua P. Howe Behind the Curve: Science and the Politics of Global Warming. University of Washington Press, Seattle, 2014, US$24.95, ISBN: 978-0295993683 Candis Callison How Climate Change Comes to Matter: The Communal Life of Facts. Duke University Press, Durham, 2010, US$24.95, ISBN: 978-0822357872

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  1. Howe points to Keeling’s 1963 report Implications of Rising Carbon Dioxide Content of the Atmosphere as the solidification of this scientific fact (see Chap. 1).

  2. In the course of my own ethnographic fieldwork among climate scientists drilling deep ice cores on the Greenland ice sheet in 2010, I noted that they conceived a definitive shift in the 1990s, where the selection of drilling sites was not directly tied to existing Cold War surveillance edifices on the ice sheet. Thus, there are a couple of ethnographic twists to this rather sweeping genealogy between early Cold War infrastructures and contemporary climate science, which deserve attention.

  3. (Schmidt, 2014, p. 256).

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Skrydstrup, M. Speaking climate change to power. BioSocieties 11, 401–405 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1057/s41292-016-0024-1

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