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Sociological Perspectives on Climate Change and Society: A Review

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Division of Sociology, Nanyang Technological University Singapore, 48 Nanyang Ave., Singapore 639818, Singapore
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Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University, 50 Stamford Rd., Singapore 178899, Singapore
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Received: 26 November 2020 / Revised: 29 December 2020 / Accepted: 30 December 2020 / Published: 4 January 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Anthropogenic Climate Change: Social Science Perspectives)
Society is at an important intersection in dealing with the challenges of climate change, and this paper is presented at a critical juncture in light of growing recognition that the natural sciences are insufficient to deal with these challenges. Critical aspects of sociological perspectives related to climate change research are brought together in this review in the hope of fostering greater interdisciplinary collaboration between the natural and social sciences. We fervently argue for the need to inculcate interdisciplinary approaches that can provide innovative perspectives and solutions to the challenges we face from the impacts of climate change. As such, some critical sociological perspectives are addressed, with two objectives: (a) to provide a foundational opening for readers seeking an introductory perspective and potential core contributions of sociological insights on climate change; and (b) to explore opportunities and obstacles that may occur with increased interdisciplinary cooperation and collaboration. We lay out fundamental ideas by assembling a loosely connected body of sociological research, hoping to develop and advance the collaborative research agenda between sociology and other disciplines for the near future. View Full-Text
Keywords: sociology; climate change; adaptation; mitigation; sociological perspectives sociology; climate change; adaptation; mitigation; sociological perspectives
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Islam, M.S.; Kieu, E. Sociological Perspectives on Climate Change and Society: A Review. Climate 2021, 9, 7. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/cli9010007

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