Sociological Perspectives on Climate Change: Emprical Research
Climate change is the most serious and all-encompassing ecological problem facing our world today, and its complex roots in socio-politico-economic systems and wide-ranging societal impacts make it a particularly rich topic for sociology. Over the past quarter century sociologists have focused increasing attention on climate change. Several volumes and hundreds of articles and chapters providing sociological analyses of various aspects of climate change, from highly theoretical to heavily empirical, have been published, and such work is accelerating as the threat of climate change becomes ever more apparent.
This session will focus on empirically based sociological analyses of climate change, and papers reporting the results of empirical research on all facets of climate change--from driving forces, impacts, adaptation and mitigation to climate change politics and activism--are welcome. While results from international, cross-national or comparative research are especially welcome, papers reporting the results of theoretically informed and rigorous empirical research on any aspect of climate change will be considered.