Tag Archives: Climate change

Women of Waste! Women’s evolving role in the waste and resource management sector

Gabriela Garcés-Sánchez, bioConsult svi, Germany  Maria Tsakona, Qgreen/Agricultural University of Athens, Greece Georgina M Nitzsche, ISWA International Solid Waste Association, Austria Women of Waste (WOW) is an informal group advocating for the role of women in waste management and promotes … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Special issue: Climate Change and Intergroup Relations

From Group Processes & Intergroup Relations Climate change is often conceived as a technical challenge, requiring smart policies and science-driven solutions. Yet, climate change is also profoundly social: How people understand and engage with the issue is powerfully influenced by … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Can low-carbon urban development be pro-poor?

Article title: Can low-carbon urban development be pro-poor? The case of Kolkata, India From Environment and Urbanization Economic growth and the accompanying urbanization are linked to rising energy consumption and production of greenhouse gas emissions. There is growing recognition of … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Special Issue: Housing and Sustainable Urban Development

Towards HABITAT-III: Housing and Sustainable Urban Development From Environment and Urbanization Asia Today, Asia is under the magnified impacts of urbanization—the challenges are increasing at an unprecedented scale and are intensified by the ongoing convergence of urbanization with other high-impact … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Climate Scientists Virtually Unanimous: Anthropogenic Global Warming Is True

From Bulletin of Science Technology & Society The extent of the consensus among scientists on anthropogenic global warming (AGW) has the potential to influence public opinion and the attitude of political leaders and thus matters greatly to society. This paper … Continue reading

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Climate change, rice crops, and violence

Climate change, rice crops, and violence Evidence from Indonesia From Journal of Peace Research This article contributes to the positive analysis of the nexus between climate and violence by focusing on Indonesia for the period 1993–2003. This study follows a … Continue reading

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Special Issue on Perspectives on Climate Change

From European Journal of Social Theory A broad consensus prevails today among science communities that we have entered an era known as ‘the Anthropocene’. Over the past two centuries in particular, humanity has dramatically altered the Earth’s atmosphere and natural … Continue reading

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Will the Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme save the planet?

From Environmental Law Review With an increasing number of legal requirements coming into force in order to meet the EU and the UK’s carbon reduction targets, a key question to ask is are the current arrangements and guidance for the … Continue reading

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Climate change: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Special Issue

From Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists This latest issue includes a selection of articles focussing on climate change. The first paper is an interview with Tufts University sophomore Henry Jacqz about the Massachusetts-based group Students for a Just and Stable … Continue reading

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Energy and Society

From Theory, Culture & Society Following the birth of fossil fuels in the late 18th century there has been a shift for them now to have systemic dysfunctional consequences. The articles in this issue examine how Energy indeed is the … Continue reading

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Other governments should align with California climate change initiatives, governor says

Interview From Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists California Governor Jerry Brown says that climate change must take centre stage in the civic dialogue of America, and could prove a key issue in the 2016 US presidential elections. A long-term advocate … Continue reading

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Fracking in the UK press: Threat dynamics in an unfolding debate

From Public Understanding of Science Some  believe that fracking is a sensible “clean” solution to our energy needs. Shale gas is a novel source of fossil fuel which is extracted by induced hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking”. Fracking activity in the … Continue reading

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“What sceptics believe”: The effects of information and deliberation on climate change scepticism

From Public Understanding of Science Public opinion polls suggest that 10% of Australians, and 25% of those polled in the UK do not think that the climate is changing in any significant way with even higher figures for the USA. … Continue reading

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Science or science fiction? Professionals’ discursive construction of climate change

From Organization Studies Is it possible that modern society’s bitter political divisions over belief in anthropogenic climate change is distracting decision-makers from the far more practical and urgent matter of confronting the risk that it presents, directly or indirectly, to … Continue reading

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Climate change and the emergence of new organizational landscapes

Special Issue From Organization Studies Climate change for many is a critical issue. There appears to be a general consensus among the countries that constitute the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that a 2° Celsius warming of … Continue reading

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