Climate change presents perhaps the most profound challenge ever to have confronted human social, political, and economic systems. The stakes are massive, the risks and uncertainties severe, the economics controversial, the science besieged, the politics bitter and complicated, the psychology puzzling, the impacts devastating, the interactions with other environmental and non-environmental issues running in many directions. This article summarizes the entire work which brings together a representation of the best scholars on climate change and society. It introduces the key topics, themes, layers, and issues related to climate change. It concludes with a discussion of the structure of the book. It begins with the science that first identified climate change as a problem, and how it is received by and in society and government.
|Title of host publication||The Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society|
|Editors||John S Dryzek, Richard B Norgaard, David Schlosberg|
|Place of Publication||Oxford|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|