Sociology-which arose as a critique of modern societies-is well suited to understanding the many possible impacts of climate change and the variety of potential responses by society. Yet introductory sociology books typically devote only a few paragraphs to climate change. Written by a prominent environmental sociologist and a climate scientist, this lucid primer explains the scientific, historical, and social causes of climate change. It explores the many social impacts of climate change based on science and on current/future trends. And it examines the variety of responses society might make, including options for ameliorating future impacts. Students will benefit from an authoritative explanation of climate change and how sociology can be applied to produce insight and real solutions.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 128
Dimensions: 191 x 127 mm