By Riley E. Dunlap, Robert J. Brulle

Weather swap is likely one of the most important problems with the twenty-first century, featuring a massive highbrow problem to either the usual and social sciences. whereas there was major growth in traditional 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 flooring by means of providing weather switch as a completely social phenomenon, embedded in behaviors, associations, and cultural practices.

This choice of essays summarizes latest techniques to knowing the social, fiscal, political, and cultural dimensions of weather swap. From the criteria that force carbon emissions to these which effect societal responses to weather switch, the amount offers a finished review of the social dimensions of weather swap. a far better knowing of the complicated courting among weather switch and society is key for enhancing ecologically destructive human behaviors and institutional practices, growing simply and potent environmental regulations, and constructing a extra sustainable destiny. Climate swap and Society presents a useful gizmo in efforts to combine social technological know-how learn, traditional technological know-how examine, and policymaking relating to weather swap and sustainability.

Produced by way of the yankee Sociological Association's activity strength on Sociology and worldwide weather swap, this publication offers a demanding shift from the normal weather swap discourse, and gives a priceless source for college students, students, and pros keen on weather switch learn and coverage.

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It first shows that individuals and households can play an important role in climate change mitigation efforts by taking action to reduce their own emissions, shifting their consumption practices, and acting as agents of broader political and social change via participation in social movements and political processes. Next, it emphasizes that mitigation at the meso level (organizations, companies, local government) is influenced by a number of factors, including the political and economic context in which the organization is operating, the business cycle, and the nature of the relevant network that forms the operating environment of the organization.

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