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Title: Sociological perspectives on climate change and society : a review
Authors: Islam, Md Saidul
Kieu, Edson
Keywords: Social sciences::Sociology
Issue Date: 2021
Source: Islam, M. S. & Kieu, E. (2021). Sociological perspectives on climate change and society : a review. Climate, 9(1).
Project: RG67/18 
Journal: Climate 
Abstract: 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.
ISSN: 2225-1154
DOI: 10.3390/cli9010007
Schools: School of Social Sciences 
Rights: © 2021 The Author(s). Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (
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