Asayama, S. (2014): Catastrophism toward opening up or closing down? Going beyond the apocalyptic future and geoengineering

Asayama, S. (2014): Catastrophism toward ‚opening up‘ or ‚closing down‘? Going beyond the apocalyptic future and geoengineering. In Current Sociology 63 (1), pp. 89–93. DOI 10.1177/0011392114559849.

„In the debate on climate change, there are two competing catastrophisms: one is emancipatory catastrophism, coined by Ulrich Beck; and the other is what the author of this article calls apocalyptic catastrophism – the dystopian imagination of the future climate and a discourse serving to feed the idea of a ‘techno-fix’, namely geoengineering the Earth’s climate.“