Positano, Sandro Books

Sandro Positano is Deputy Director of a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder program at a hospital in South Australia. He received a Master of Psychology from the Flinders University of South Australia.

Climate Change as a Crisis in World Civilization
2008 0-7734-5162-5
This study examines the scientific evidence relating to “abrupt” or “dangerous” climate change and explores the social, political, legal and philosophical significance of this evidence. The authors locate the “climate crisis” within the context of a wider crisis of civilization, consisting of a series of converging threats to human survival. There will need to be major changes to human living and thinking, including an abandonment of the idea that unending economic growth and a philosophy of consumer hedonism are compatible with the idea of an ecologically sustainable society.

New Way of Thinking About Our Climate Crisis: The Rational-Comprehensive Approach
2009 0-7734-4808-X
This work provides an examination of the scientific evidence of rapid climate change, offering suggestions on combating the crisis to policy makers. The authors show how our thinking must be transformed in order to avert catastrophe.

Self-Destructive Affluence of the First World: The Coming Crisis of Global Poverty and Ecological Collapse
2010 0-7734-3620-0
This study provides a comprehensive and scholarly introduction to the debate around global apocalypse. The work presents an up-to-date overview of global climatic change, while also addressing challenges from climate change skeptics. Issues discussed include, the limits of scientific knowledge, and the capacity for societies to adapt to environmental challenges.