Global environmental change often seems to be the most carefully examined issue of our time. Yet understanding the human side--human causes of and responses to environmental change--has not yet received sustained attention. Global Environmental Change offers a strategy for combining the efforts of natural and social scientists to better understand how our actions influence global change and how global change influences us.
The volume is accessible to the nonscientist and provides a wide range of examples and case studies. It explores how the attitudes and actions of individuals, governments, and organizations intertwine to leave their mark on the health of the planet.
The book focuses on establishing a framework for this new field of study, identifying problems that must be overcome if we are to deepen our understanding of the human dimensions of global change, presenting conclusions and recommendations.
Table of Contents
|2 Global Change and Social Science||24-43|
|3 Human Causes of Global Change||44-100|
|4 Human Consequences and Responses||101-166|
|5 Problems of Theory and Method||167-199|
|6 Data Needs||200-222|
|7 Human Resources And Organizational Structures||223-234|
|8 A National Research Program On The Human Dimensions Of Global Change||235-256|
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