Climate Change and Cultural Transition in Europe is an account of Europe’s share in the making of global warming, which considers the past and future of climate-society interactions.
Contributors include: Clara Brandi, Rüdiger Glaser, Iso Himmelsbach, Claudia Kemfert, Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, Claus Leggewie, Franz Mauelshagen, Geoffrey Parker, Christian Pfister, Dirk Riemann, Lea Schmitt, Jörn Sieglerschmidt, Markus Vogt, and Steffen Vogt.
Claus Leggewie, is a political scientist and historian and specialises in interdisciplinary cultural studies. His recent publications include:
Anti-Europäer. Breivik, Dugin, al Suri & Co, Suhrkamp: Berlin, 2016 and
Europe first! Eine Unabhängigkeitserklärung, Ullstein: Berlin, 2017. With Erik Meyer he is the editor of
Global Pop. Das Buch zur Weltmusik, Metzler: Stuttgart, 2017.
Franz Mauelshagen is an environmental historian and historian of science. His recent publications include: With Sam White, Christian Pfister,
Palgrave Handbook of Climate History, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017 and “Bridging the Great Divide — The Anthropocene as a Challenge to the Social Sciences and Humanities.” In Paul J. Crutzen et al. (eds.):
The Anthropocene — A New Phase in Earth History , London, 2017.
Table of contents
Foreword Acknowledgements List of Figures and Tables Abbreviations Notes on Contributors
Introduction—Tracing and Replacing Europe’s Carbon Culture Claus Leggewie and Franz Mauelshagen
Part 1: Ideas
Complexion and Climate: An Attempt at an Outline of Weather Outlooks in Europe from the Beginnings until Today Jörn Sieglerschmidt 2
Theological Perspectives in the Ethical Debate aboutClimate Change Markus Vogt
Part 2: Past
Long- and Short-Term Central European Climate Development in the Context of Vulnerability, Food Security, and Emigration Rüdiger Glaser, Dirk Riemann, Steffen Vogt, and Iso Himmelsbach 4
History and Climate: The Crisis of the 1590s Reconsidered Geoffrey Parker 5
The “Black Swan” of 1540: Aspects of a European Megadrought Christian Pfister
Part 3: Memoirs
The Birth of Climate History Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie
Part 4: Present
EU Climate Leadership? Europe’s Role in Global Climate Negotiations Clara Brandi 8
Energy Transition in Germany: Sonderweg or Role Model? Claudia Kemfert 9
Changing Climates, Changing Spaces, Changing Times: Adaptation and Conflict on the West Frisian Island of Ameland Lea Schmitt
Part 5: Prospects
The Age of Uncertainty: The Challenges of Climate Change for the Insurance Business Franz Mauelshagen 11
Climate Change and Future Pasts: Preliminary Considerations on a Historiography of the Future Claus Leggewie
All interested in climate change and Europe, and anyone concerned with its causes and consequences.