Climate Change and Society: Approaches and Responses

John S. Dryzek, Richard B. Norgaard, David Schlosberg

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Climate Change and Society
EditorsJohn S Dryzek, Richard B Norgaard, David Schlosberg
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press, USA
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780191735271
ISBN (Print)9780199566600
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes


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