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Tom Sparrow
Slippery Rock University
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This essay uses Ulrich Beck’s concept of risk society to understand the threat of catastrophic climate change. It argues that this threat is “abstract-corporeal”, and therefore a special kind of threat that poses special kinds of epistemic and ecological challenges. At the center of these challenges is the problem of human vulnerability, which entails a complex form of trust that both sustains and threatens human survival.
Keywords Climate Change  Trust  Risk  Ecology  Ulrich Beck  Vulnerability
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