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Local Activism for Global Climate Justice: The Great Lakes Watershed

Local Activism for Global Climate Justice: The Great Lakes Watershed

1st Edition

Patricia E. Perkins
September 18, 2019

This book will inspire and spark grassroots action to address the inequitable impacts of climate change, by showing how this can be tackled and the many benefits of doing so. With contributions from climate activists and engaged young authors, this volume explores the many ways in which people are...

Regenerative Urban Development, Climate Change and the Common Good

Regenerative Urban Development, Climate Change and the Common Good

1st Edition

Beth Schaefer Caniglia, Beatrice Frank, John L. Knott, Jr., Kenneth S. Sagendorf, Eugene A. Wilkerson
August 27, 2019

This volume focuses on the theory and practice of the regenerative development paradigm that is rapidly displacing sustainability as the most fertile ground for climate change adaptation research. This book brings together key thinkers in this field to develop a meaningful synthesis between the...

Political Responsibility for Climate Change: Ethical Institutions and Fact-Sensitive Theory

Political Responsibility for Climate Change: Ethical Institutions and Fact-Sensitive Theory

1st Edition

Theresa Birgitta Brønnum Scavenius
August 13, 2019

This book offers new perspectives on how social and political institutions can respond more effectively to climate change. Theresa Scavenius presents a concept of moral responsibility that does not address the obligations of individual citizens, but instead assesses the moral responsibility of...

Communication Strategies for Engaging Climate Skeptics: Religion and the Environment

Communication Strategies for Engaging Climate Skeptics: Religion and the Environment

1st Edition

Emma Frances Bloomfield
May 10, 2019

Communication Strategies for Engaging Climate Skeptics examines the intersection of climate skepticism and Christianity and proposes strategies for engaging climate skeptics in productive conversations. Despite the scientifically established threats of climate change, there remains a segment of the...

Culture, Space and Climate Change: Vulnerability and Resilience in European Coastal Areas

Culture, Space and Climate Change: Vulnerability and Resilience in European Coastal Areas

1st Edition

Thorsten Heimann
November 20, 2018

Ways of handling climate change vary worldwide. Differences can be observed in the perception of potential threats and opportunities as well as in the appraisal of adequate coping strategies. Collective efforts often fail not because of technical restrictions, but as a result of social and cultural...

Climate Change and Social Inequality: The Health and Social Costs of Global Warming

Climate Change and Social Inequality: The Health and Social Costs of Global Warming

1st Edition

Merrill Singer
August 28, 2018

The year 2016 was the hottest year on record and the third consecutive record-breaking year in planet temperatures. The following year was the hottest in a non-El Nino year. Of the seventeen hottest years ever recorded, sixteen have occurred since 2000, indicating the trend in climate change is...

Cities Leading Climate Action: Urban Policy and Planning

Cities Leading Climate Action: Urban Policy and Planning

1st Edition

Sabrina Dekker
August 20, 2018

This book provides local governments and interested stakeholders with insights into the challenges and opportunities inherent in addressing climate change. Drawing on in-depth case study research on Vancouver, Portland, Glasgow and Dublin, Dekker examines the policy development processes employed...

Climate Change, Moral Panics and Civilization

Climate Change, Moral Panics and Civilization

1st Edition

Amanda Rohloff, André Saramago
August 02, 2018

In recent years, interest in climate change has rapidly increased in the social sciences and yet there is still relatively little published material in the field that seeks to understand the development of climate change as a perceived social problem. This book contributes to filling this gap by...

Contemplating Climate Change: Mental Models and Human Reasoning

Contemplating Climate Change: Mental Models and Human Reasoning

1st Edition

Stephen M. Dark
July 26, 2018

Global climate change policy has failed us all, but what is the reasoning that underlies this failure? Why are some people more disposed to reflect on confounding issues like climate change, recognise the danger, seek a solution, and act accordingly, more than others? This book is concerned with...

A Critical Approach to Climate Change Adaptation: Discourses, Policies and Practices

A Critical Approach to Climate Change Adaptation: Discourses, Policies and Practices

1st Edition

Silja Klepp, Libertad Chavez-Rodriguez
June 01, 2018

This edited volume brings together critical research on climate change adaptation discourses, policies, and practices from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Drawing on examples from countries including Colombia, Mexico, Canada, Germany, Russia, Tanzania, Indonesia, and the Pacific Islands, the...

Climate Justice and the Economy: Social mobilization, knowledge and the political

Climate Justice and the Economy: Social mobilization, knowledge and the political

1st Edition

Stefan Gaarsmand Jacobsen
May 23, 2018

As climate change has increasingly become the main focus of environmentalist activism since the late 1990s, the global economic drivers of CO2 emissions are now a major concern for radical greens. In turn, the emphasis on connected crises in both natural and social systems has attracted more...

EU Climate Diplomacy: Politics, Law and Negotiations

EU Climate Diplomacy: Politics, Law and Negotiations

1st Edition

Stephen Minas, Vassilis Ntousas
April 24, 2018

The European Union has long played a leadership role in the global response to climate change, including the development and dissemination of climate-friendly technologies such as renewable energy. EU diplomacy has been a vital contributor to the development of international cooperation on climate...

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