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Introduction

Thomas K. Rudel

in Shocks, States, and Sustainability: The Origins of Radical Environmental Reforms

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190921019
eISBN:
9780190924454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190921019.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment, Comparative and Historical Sociology

“Business-as-usual” conditions during the last three decades of global warming have enabled special interests associated with fossil fuels to dominate the political economy of energy in most states. ... More


The Human (Anthropogenic) Driving Forces of Global Climate Change

Eugene A. Rosa, Thomas K. Rudel, Richard York, Andrew K. Jorgenson, and Thomas Dietz

in Climate Change and Society: Sociological Perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199356102
eISBN:
9780199356133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199356102.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

The two-centuries-long surge in greenhouse gas emissions that has driven climate change has had its origins in the societal transformations outlined in this chapter. A capitalist-led expansion in the ... More


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