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.
All interested in climate change and Europe, and anyone concerned with its causes and consequences.
Table of contents
List of Figures and Tables
Notes on Contributors
Introduction—Tracing and Replacing Europe’s Carbon Culture
Claus Leggewie and Franz Mauelshagen
Part 1: Ideas
1 Complexion and Climate: An Attempt at an Outline of Weather Outlooks in Europe from the Beginnings until Today
2 Theological Perspectives in the Ethical Debate aboutClimate Change
Part 2: Past
3 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
5 The “Black Swan” of 1540: Aspects of a European Megadrought
Part 3: Memoirs
6 The Birth of Climate History
Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie
Part 4: Present
7 EU Climate Leadership? Europe’s Role in Global Climate Negotiations
8 Energy Transition in Germany: Sonderweg or Role Model?
9 Changing Climates, Changing Spaces, Changing Times: Adaptation and Conflict on the West Frisian Island of Ameland
Part 5: Prospects
10 The Age of Uncertainty: The Challenges of Climate Change for the Insurance Business
11 Climate Change and Future Pasts: Preliminary Considerations on a Historiography of the Future