The World Social Science Report 2013 presents the urgency and complexity of global environmental change and stresses that social sciences have a key role to play in understanding the human ...

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As greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere reach yet another record high and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concludes ever more firmly in its fifth assessment report that climate ...

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As one of the most pressing of today’s global environmental problems, climate change presents a complex and controversial challenge to industrialised and emerging economies. Climate change is a recent concern, but has ...

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Environmental concerns are central to the daily lives of ordinary people across Africa: land grabbing, mining, environmental degradation, commoditisation of natural resources. How can social sciences face up to the challenges of ...

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This article was originally published as ‘Notes from the editors’ in the February edition of Monthly Review A comparison of the present state of the natural sciences with that of the social ...

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Launching today, the World Social Science Blog, run by the International Social Science Council in Paris, is for our partners and members, for social scientists, natural scientists and other researchers, ...

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The issue confronted in the World Social Science Report 2013 is global environmental change, a phenomenon that encompasses all the biophysical changes occurring on the planet’s land areas and in its oceans, ...

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Environmental polls show that while an overwhelming majority of individuals are very keen to be green, only a small minority actually purchase environmentally friendly products or curb their household consumption (Home Depot, ...

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