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By Riley E. Dunlap, Robert J. Brulle

Weather switch is among the most crucial problems with the twenty-first century, featuring a tremendous highbrow problem to either the usual and social sciences. whereas there was major growth in typical technological know-how figuring out of weather swap, social technological know-how analyses haven't been as totally built. Climate swap and Society breaks new theoretical and empirical floor by means of providing weather swap as a completely social phenomenon, embedded in behaviors, associations, and cultural practices.

This number of essays summarizes latest methods to figuring out the social, financial, political, and cultural dimensions of weather swap. From the standards that force carbon emissions to these which impact societal responses to weather swap, the quantity presents a accomplished evaluate of the social dimensions of weather switch. a far better realizing of the advanced dating among weather swap and society is vital for editing ecologically destructive human behaviors and institutional practices, developing simply and powerful environmental guidelines, and constructing a extra sustainable destiny. Climate switch and Society presents a useful gizmo in efforts to combine social technological know-how learn, average technological know-how learn, and policymaking relating to weather switch and sustainability.

Produced via the yankee Sociological Association's activity strength on Sociology and worldwide weather switch, this publication offers a demanding shift from the normal weather switch discourse, and provides a beneficial source for college kids, students, and execs considering weather switch learn and coverage.

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A critical report, Transformative Cornerstones of Social Science for Global Change, authored by Hackmann and St. Clair (2012) and published by the ISSC, developed a series of research cornerstones that define global environmental change (including climate change) research as a core social science concern. The report provides a research agenda focused specifically on “understanding processes of climate change and global environmental change as social processes embedded in specific social systems, past and present” (Hackmann and St.

2010. ” Pp. 55–63 in Toward a Science of Sustainability: Report from Toward a Science of Sustainability Conference, edited by S. Levin and W. Clark. Cambridge, MA: Center for International Development at Harvard University. Crenshaw, Edward M. and J. Craig Jenkins. 1996. ” Sociological Focus 29:341–358. Crist, Eileen. 2007. ” Telos 141:29–55.  Rosa, and Richard York. 2010. ” Pp. 83–132 in Threats to Sustainability: Understanding Human Footprints on the Global Environment, edited by E. A. Rosa, A.

The chapter ends with a brief discussion of the interplay between levels. Chapters 8 Through 10 The next set of chapters turns to sociopolitical actors and processes crucial to societal recognition of climate change and efforts to deal with it. Chapter 8 focuses on the efforts of social movement organizations and civil society more broadly in advocating for action on climate change. Social movements have historically been and continue to be major forces for the types of broad-scale reforms required to address problems of this magnitude.

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