Biography

Stephen Macekura is a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies of Culture. In 2013 he received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Virginia, where he studied United States, environmental, and international history. He is completing a book on the history of environmentalism and international development in the twentieth century.

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On September 27, 2013, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its long-awaited report on climate change. The message was clear: evidence of climate change is “unequivocal,” and it is “extremely likely” that humankind has been the “dominant cause” of it.1 Yet there was little consensus on what to do next. The conflicts …

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