Cultures of Environmentalism: Empirical Studies in by S. Yearley

By S. Yearley

As environmental matters more and more impinge on society, sociologists have grew to become their recognition to nature and the surroundings. in spite of the fact that, not like nearly all of sociological paintings on environmental concerns, which has too frequently been ruled by way of summary theoretical disputes, this ebook concentrates on empirical experiences in environmental sociology. It exhibits what sociologists can convey to present debates over environmental themes (including genetic amendment) and - utilizing the author's first-hand examine - demonstrates how sociologists can most sensible pursue functional paintings on environmental topics.

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There is only one Earth, only one, interconnecting biosphere. During the late 1980s and 1990s, the prime focus in international environmental problems settled on successive global issues, first on ozone depletion and on the atmospheric circulation of POPs (persistent organic pollutants), and then on biodiversity protection and global climate change. The label of ‘global environmental issues’ came to feature prominently in research agendas and environmental action programmes throughout the Northern world.

The pervasiveness of the oil companies and their products was discussed by one respondent: Well so maybe it boils down to plastic bags? Making people aware of the connection between what happened to Ken Saro-Wiwa and that plastic carrier bag you’ve just picked up in the supermarket. [At the] basic level, because even people who said, okay I’ll use my car less, I’ll think about, I mean that [aspect] of culture has come into their consciousness, will still pick up six plastic bags at Waitrose, Sainsbury’s – that hasn’t, that was the message that we actually finished the public meeting, that it’s as simple as that plastic bag.

The hundred days will begin on August 23rd [1997] and end with the Kyoto Climate Summit, where world leaders may begin limiting CO2 emissions but will fail to tackle the real cause of climate change – our mad quest for oil. Up until now, anti-oil action in the UK has been either in disconnected bursts or focused on the effects of oil: Shell in Nigeria, the Brent Spar, exploration in Cardigan Bay, BP in the Atlantic Frontier, Mobil in Peru, Milford Haven, The Braer and Sea Empress Disasters,3 pollution, workers’ rights, oil spills, petrochemical toxins.

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