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Climate and Society, Transforming the Future

Leichenko, Robin / O`Brien, Karen

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1. Auflage April 2019
248 Seiten, Softcover
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ISBN: 978-0-7456-8439-0
John Wiley & Sons

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This bold and important new book presents current and emerging thinking on the social dimensions of climate change. Using clear language and powerful examples, it introduces key concepts and frameworks for understanding the multifaceted connections between climate and society.

Robin Leichenko and Karen O'Brien frame climate change as a social issue that calls for integrative approaches to research, policy, and action. They explore dominant and relevant discourses on the social drivers, impacts, and responses to climate change, highlighting the important roles that worldviews and beliefs play in shaping interpretations of climate challenges. Situating climate change within the context of a rapidly changing world, the book demonstrates how dynamic political, economic, and environmental contexts amplify risks, yet also present opportunities for transformative responses.

Aimed at undergraduates across the social sciences studying this critical challenge of our time, this informative and engaging book empowers readers with a range of possibilities for equitable and sustainable transformations in a changing climate.

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This bold and important new book presents current and emerging thinking on the social dimensions of climate change. Using clear language and powerful examples, it introduces key concepts and frameworks for understanding the multifaceted connections between climate and society.

Robin Leichenko and Karen O'Brien frame climate change as a social issue that calls for integrative approaches to research, policy, and action. They explore dominant and relevant discourses on the social drivers, impacts, and responses to climate change, highlighting the important roles that worldviews and beliefs play in shaping interpretations of climate challenges. Situating climate change within the context of a rapidly changing world, the book demonstrates how dynamic political, economic, and environmental contexts amplify risks, yet also present opportunities for transformative responses.

Aimed at undergraduates across the social sciences studying this critical challenge of our time, this informative and engaging book empowers readers with a range of possibilities for equitable and sustainable transformations in a changing climate.

* Chapter 1. The Social Challenge of Climate Change
* Chapter 2. Scientific Evidence of Climate Change
* Chapter 3. Climate Change Discourses
* Chapter 4. Worldviews, Beliefs and Emotions
* Chapter 5. The Social Drivers of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
* Chapter 6. A World of Energy
* Chapter 7. Climate Change Impacts
* Chapter 8. Vulnerability and Human Security
* Chapter 9. Adapting to a Changing Climate
* Chapter 10. Transforming the Future
'This book takes a deeply human view on the challenge of global warming highlighting critical issues of values, discourses, equity, political economy, vulnerability and justice while also providing a comprehensive overview of the human dimensions of climate change. It engages with the emotional, cultural and embodied experiences of a changing climate and asks the reader to consider their own feelings and views. Their call for individual and collective transformation offers information, action, hope and opportunities to students who may feel despairing about our future.'
Diana Liverman, University of Arizona

'Climate and Society finds the world at a crossroads. It explains the profound implications of the roads ahead. It documents the benefits of transformative action, the individual and the political reasons for inaction, and the consequences for society and the wider environment. These powerful ideas come from two of the most influential scholars of the social dilemmas of climate change and illuminate the necessary choices in a rigorous and methodical manner.'
Neil Adger, University of Exeter
Robin Leichenko is Professor of Geography at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
Karen O'Brien is Professor in the Department of Sociology and Human Geography at the University of Oslo.