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Routledge Handbook of Climate Change and Society

Edited by: Constance Lever-Tracy

Print publication date:  July  2010
Online publication date:  July  2010

Print ISBN: 9780415544764
eBook ISBN: 9780203876213
Adobe ISBN: 9781135998509

10.4324/9780203876213
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As the time-scales of natural change accelerate and converge with those of society, Routledge Handbook of Climate Change and Society takes the reader into largely uncharted territory in its exploration of anthropogenic climate change. Current material is used to highlight the global impact of this issue, and the necessity for multidisciplinary and global social science research and teaching to address the problem.

The book is multidisciplinary and worldwide in scope, with contributors spanning specialisms including agro-forestry, economics, environmentalism, ethics, human geography, international relations, law, politics, psychology, sociology and theology. Their global knowledge is reflected in the content of the text, which encompasses chapters on American, European and Chinese policies, case studies of responses to disasters and of the new technological and lifestyle alternatives that are being adopted, and the negotiations leading up to the Copenhagen conference alongside a preface assessing its outcomes. Starting with an initial analysis by a leading climatologist, key issues discussed in the text include recent findings of natural scientists, social causation and vulnerability, media and public recognition or scepticism, and the merits and difficulties of actions seeking to mitigate and adapt.

This accessible volume utilizes a wealth of case studies, explains technical terms and minimises the use of acronyms associated with the subject, making it an essential text for advanced undergraduates, postgraduate students and researchers in the social sciences.

Table of contents

Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The science of climate change Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Climate change Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Organisations and global warming Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Capitalism versus Nature Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Ecological economics Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Ecological economics Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Ecological rationality, disaster, and the environmental education of leaders Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Case study Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Public opinion Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Media presentations of climate change Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Case study Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Religion, worldview and climate change Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Climate change denial Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Crises and opportunities Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Alternative scenarios Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Alternative scenarios Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Bio-fuels Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The nuclear option Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Case study Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Public opposition to renewable energy Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Behavioural insights Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Climate change and energy security in the European Union Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Case study Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Tipping point Download PDF
Chapter  26:  China’s emissions Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Justice and the politics of climate change Download PDF
Chapter  28:  International law responses to climate change Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Pushing past neo-liberalism Download PDF
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