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Climate change and society

Author: John Urry
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This book explores the significance of human behaviour to understanding the causes and impacts of changing climates and to assessing varied ways of responding to such changes. So far the discipline that has represented and modelled such human behaviour is economics. By contrast Climate Change and Society tries to place the 'social' at the heart of both the analysis of climates and of the assessment of alternative  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Urry
ISBN: 9780745650364 0745650368 9780745650371 0745650376
OCLC Number: 676728902
Description: 217 pages : 1 illustration ; 24 cm
Contents: Society matters --
Building scientific models of distant futures --
The new catastrophism --
High carbon lives --
Around the world in eighty hours --
Politics --
Governing catastrophes --
Innovating low carbon lives --
Alternative future societies --
A manifesto for bringing society into climate change.
Responsibility: John Urry.


* This is the first book to develop a proper sociology of climate change and will be an excellent companion to Tony Giddens The Politics of Climate Change.  Read more...
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"Urry challenges sociologists to entertain the social blockages to coming to terms with climate change, social costs of not doing so, and major social rearrangements entailed by a genuine, Copernican Read more...

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