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SLSP2932
Module Reading List

Sociology and the Climate Crisis, 2021/22, Semester 2
Professor Sarah Irwin
s.irwin@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Week 1: Introduction: an orientation to the module

Ritchie, H and Roser, M. (2020) CO₂ and Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Our World in Data; https://ourworldindata.org/co2-and-other-greenhouse-gas-emissions

Ripple, W.J. et al (2020) ‘World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency’, BioScience 70, 1, January (Viewpoint)    

Also see: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-climate-emergency-2020-in-review/ and the accompanying 8 minute video: ‘World Scientists Warning of a Climate Emergency’

 Further reading/ resources

Romm, J. (2018, second edition) Climate Change: what everyone needs to know, Oxford University Press

Steffen, W., Rockstrom, J et al (2018) ‘Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene’, PNAS 115 (33): 8252-8259

IPCC 6th Assessment Report (Aug 2021) https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg1/#outreach

UNCC Report – add links and UN

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2021/oct/14/climate-change-happening-now-stats-graphs-maps-cop26

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/20/the-climate-crisis-explained-in-10-charts

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/aug/09/ipcc-reports-verdict-on-climate-crimes-of-humanity-guilty-as-hell

Fanning, A.L., O’Neill, D.W., Hickel, J. et al. The social shortfall and ecological overshoot of nationsNat Sustain (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-021-00799-z    

[and related press release with useful links: https://climate.leeds.ac.uk/news/nations-are-overusing-natural-resources-faster-than-they-are-meeting-basic-human-needs/]

Rockström, J., W. et al (2009) ‘Planetary boundaries: exploring the safe operating space for humanity’, Ecology and Society 14(2): 32. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol14/iss2/art32/

Podcasts / other media resources

https://unfccc.int/blog/5-climate-action-podcasts-you-should-be-listening-to

Outrage and Optimism; eg. ‘Bonus: IPCC Report: the tippig point for action with Michael Mann’ or another of your own choosing.

The State of the Climate Crisis in 2021, TED Countdown overview:  https://www.ted.com/talks/climate_action_tracker_the_state_of_the_climate_crisis_in_2021?language=en

 

Week 2: Sociology and the climate crisis

Bradshaw Corey J. A. et al (2021) Underestimating the Challenges of Avoiding a Ghastly Future’, Frontiers in Conservation Science 1  DOI=10.3389/fcosc.2020.615419

Brulle, R.J. and Dunlap, R.E (2015) ‘Sociology and global climate change’, in Dunlap, R.E. and Brulle, R.J. (eds) Climate change and society. Sociological perspectives, Oxford University Press  

Chancel, L. and Piketty, T. (2015) Carbon inequality: from Kyoto to Paris. Trends in the  global inequality of carbon emissions (1998-2013) http://piketty.pse.ens.fr/files/ChancelPiketty2015.pdf

Chancel, L. (2020) Unsustainable Inequalities: Social Justice and the Environment, Harvard University Press

Dietz, T., Shwom, R.L. and Whitley, C.T. (2020) ‘Climate change and society’, Annual Review of Sociology 46 [1]:135-158.

Dunlap, R.E. and Brulle, R.J. (eds) Climate change and society. Sociological perspectivesOxford University Press.

Fankhauser, S., de Menezes, A. and Opacic, N. (2019) ‘UK research on the social science of climate change. A synthesis of ESRC and related investments. Policy Report. Place-Based Climate Action Network’, London School of Economics and Political Science’, and see:

https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/news/why-we-need-more-social-science-research-on-climate-change/

Giddens, A. (2011, second edition) The politics of climate change, Cambridge: Polity Press

Harvey, M. (2021) Climate Emergency: How Societies Create the Crisis, Emerald

Klinenberg, E., Araos, M and Koslov, L. (2020) Sociology and the climate crisis’ Annual Review of Sociology 46 [6]

Koehrsen, J., Dickel, S., Pfister, T., Rodder, S et al (2020) ‘Climate change in sociology: still silent or resonating?’, Current Sociology early view 

Lever-Tracy, C. (2008) Global warming and sociology, Current Sociology 56 [3]: 445-466

MacGregor, S (2010) A stranger silence still: the need for feminist social research on climate change, The Sociological Review https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-954X.2010.01889.x on this topic also see: Carbon Brief (2020) - https://www.carbonbrief.org/mapped-how-climate-change-disproportionately-affects-womens-health

Maniates, M.F. (2001) ‘Individualization: Plant a Tree, Buy a Bike, Save the World’, Global Environmental Politics 1, 3

Norgaard, K.M. (2018) ‘The sociological imagination in a time of climate change’, Global and Planetary Change 163: 171-176

Norgaard, K.M. (2020) ‘Whose Energy Future? Whose Imagination? Revitalizing Sociological Theory in the Service of Human Survival’, Society & Natural Resources, 33:11, 1438-1445.

Raworth, K. (2018) Doughnut Economics. Seven ways to think like a 21st century economist, Random House Business    

Urry, J. (2009) Sociology and Climate Change, Sociological Review https://doi.org/10.1111%2Fj.1467-954X.2010.01887.x

Urry, J. (2014) ‘The problem of energy’, Theory, Culture and Society 31 [5]: 3-20

   

On government policy:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/aug/23/britain-commit-net-zero-drill-oil-cop26-boris-johnson-shetland

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/sep/28/blah-greta-thunberg-leaders-climate-crisis-co2-emissions

 

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Week 3:  Extinction studies: the age of mass extinction

Key readings

Rose D B eta. Eds (2017) Extinction Studies, Columbia University Press.  

UN (2019) Nature’s Dangerous Decline ‘Unprecedented’; Species Extinction Rates ‘Accelerating’ https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/blog/2019/05/nature-decline-unprecedented-report/

Robin, L., 2018. Environmental humanities and climate change: understanding humans geologically and other life forms ethically. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 9(1), p.e499. https://wires.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/wcc.499

Further Readings

Bastian, M., 2020. Whale falls, suspended ground, and extinctions never known. Environmental Humanities, 12(2), pp.454-474.

Esther Breithoff & Rodney Harrison (2020) From ark to bank: extinction, proxies and biocapitals in ex-situ biodiversity conservation practices, International Journal of Heritage Studies, 26:1, 37-55, DOI: 10.1080/13527258.2018.1512146

Chrulew, M. and De Vos, R., 2019. Stories of unravelling and reworlding. Cultural Studies Review, 25(1), pp.23-28.

Cielemęcka, O., 2020. Forest futures: biopolitics, purity, and extinction in Europe’s last ‘pristine’forest. Journal of Gender Studies, 29(1), pp.63-75.

Collard, R.-C. (2018), Disaster Capitalism and the Quick, Quick, Slow Unravelling of Animal Life. Antipode, 50: 910-928. https://doi.org/10.1111/anti.12389

Enright, K., 2019. Exhibiting extinction: Martha and the monument, two modes of remembering nature. Cultural Studies Review, 25(1), pp.154-171.

Garlick, B. Cultural geographies of extinction: Animal culture among Scottish ospreys. Trans Inst Br Geogr. 2019; 44: 226– 241. https://doi.org/10.1111/tran.12268

Guasco, A., 2021. ‘As dead as a dodo’: Extinction narratives and multispecies justice in the museum. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, 4(3), pp.1055-1076.

Heise, U.K., 2016. The environmental humanities and the futures of the human. New German Critique, 43(2), pp.21-31. (available as a PDF from Research Gate)

Heise, U.K., 2016 Imagining Extinction

Donna Houston (2021) Planning in the shadow of extinction: Carnaby’s Black cockatoos and urban development in Perth, Australia, Contemporary Social Science, 16:1, 43-56, DOI: 10.1080/21582041.2019.1660909

Laur Kiik (2018) Wild-ing the Ethnography of Conservation: Writing Nature’s Value and Agency, In Anthropological Forum, 28:3, 217-235, DOI: 10.1080/00664677.2018.1476222

Kröger, M., 2022. Extractivisms, Existences and Extinctions: Monoculture Plantations and Amazon Deforestation. Taylor & Francis.

W P Malecki, Alexa Weik von Mossner, Piotr Sorokowski, Tomasz Frackowiak, Extinction Stories Matter: The Impact of Narrative Representations of Endangered Species Across Media, ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, 2021;, isab094, https://doi.org/10.1093/isle/isab094

de Massol de Rebetz, C., 2020. Remembrance Day for Lost Species: Remembering and mourning extinction in the Anthropocene. Memory Studies, 13(5), pp.875-888.

O’Key, D., 2021. Why look at taxidermy animals? Exhibiting, curating and mourning the Sixth Mass Extinction Event. International Journal of Heritage Studies, 27(6), pp.635-653.

Catherine Rigby (2019) Weaving the environmental humanities: Australian strands, configurations, and provocations, Green Letters, 23:1, 5-18, DOI: 10.1080/14688417.2019.1578250

Robin, L., 2018. Environmental humanities and climate change: understanding humans geologically and other life forms ethically. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 9(1), p.e499. https://wires.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/wcc.499

Schmidt, J.J., 2021. Glacial Deaths, Geologic Extinction. Environmental Humanities, 13(2), pp.281-300.

Sweet, T., 2021. Extinction and the Human: Four American Encounters. University of Pennsylvania Press.

 

 

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Week 4.   Mis/communicating science: from denial to discourses of delay

Histories and overviews of climate denialism

Cook (2016) https://theconversation.com/a-brief-history-of-fossil-fuelled-climate-denial-61273

https://theconversation.com/climate-denial-hasnt-gone-away-heres-how-to-spot-arguments-for-delaying-climate-action-141991  

There’s a new ‘climate denialism’ out there. Conservatives are very good at it | Stephen Buranyi | The Guardian

Dunlap, R.E. and McCright, A.M. (2015) ‘Challenging climate change. The denial countermovement’, in Dunlap, R.E. and Brulle, R.J. (eds) Climate change and society. Sociological perspectives, NY: Oxford University Press

Oreskes, N. and Conway, E.M. (2010) Merchants of Doubt. How a handful of scientists obscured the truth on issues from tobacco smoke to global warming, London: Bloomsbury,  especially ‘Conclusion: Of free speech and free markets’.     

Fischer, F. (2019) ‘Knowledge politics and post-truth in climate denial: on the social construction of alternative facts’, Critical Policy Studies, 13:2, 133-152, DOI: 10.1080/19460171.2019.1602067

Lamb, W. F., Mattioli, G., Levi, S., Roberts, J. T., Capstick, S., Creutzig, F., Minx, J.,C., Müller-Hansen, F., Culhane, T., & Steinberger, J. K. (2020) ‘Discourses of climate delay’, Global Sustainability, 3, e17, 1–5.

A response to Lamb:

Stern, P. C. (2020) ‘Well meaning discourses of climate delay’, Global Sustainability 3, e35, 1–2.

Mann, M. (2021) The new climate war. The fight to take back our planet, Scribe Publications  

For an interview with Mann about the book see:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/feb/27/climatologist-michael-e-mann-doomism-climate-crisis-interview

McCright et al (2016) ‘Ideology, capitalism, and climate: Explaining public views about climate change in the United States’, Energy Research and Social Science 21, 180-189

Norgaard, K.M. (2019) ‘Making sense of the spectrum of climate denial’, Critical Policy Studies, 13:4, 437-441, DOI: 10.1080/19460171.2019.1671208

Changing tactics – fossil fuel interests positioning as part of the solution

Supran, G. and Oreskes, N. (2021) ‘Rhetoric and frame analysis of ExxonMobil’s climate change communications’, One Earth 4, 696–719 May 21, 2021  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oneear.2021.04.014

Rebecca Willis (2021) ‘Dig coal to save the climate’: the folly of Cumbria’s plans for a new coalmine – Guardian long read (or audio): https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2021/jun/21/dig-coal-to-save-the-climate-the-folly-of-cumbrias-plans-for-a-new-coalmine-podcast

The Climate Reality Project (2019) https://www.climaterealityproject.org/blog/climate-denial-machine-how-fossil-fuel-industry-blocks-climate-action

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/jan/08/oil-companies-climate-crisis-pr-spending

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/series/climate-crimes

misinformation and the media

https://www.carbonbrief.org/guest-post-how-climate-change-misinformation-spreads-online

Treen, K. M. d’l. et al. (2020) Online misinformation about climate change, WIREs Climate Change, doi:10.1002/wcc.665

Science News (2021) https://www.sciencenews.org/article/climate-change-disinformation-denial-misinformation

 https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/jan/08/oil-companies-climate-crisis-pr-spending

https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/news/fleet-streets-last-dinosaur-of-climate-change-denial/

https://www.greenpeace.org.uk/news/golden-age-of-greenwash/

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/dec/04/exxon-podasts-oil-company-ads-climate-crisis

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/18/the-forgotten-oil-ads-that-told-us-climate-change-was-nothing

https://www.clientearth.org/projects/the-greenwashing-files/

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/jan/05/fossil-fuel-firms-among-biggest-spenders-on-google-ads-that-look-like-search-results

https://insideclimatenews.org/news/16072020/oil-gas-climate-pledges-bp-shell-exxon/

 

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Week 5. Public opinion, attitudes and values. Situating public understanding   

Critical overviews

Newell, P., Daley, F. and Twena, M. (2021) Changing our ways? Behaviour change and the climate crisis, The Cambridge Sustainability Commission on Scaling Behaviour Change, esp. chapter 3, available online: https://www.rapidtransition.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Cambridge-Sustainability-

Commission-on-Scaling-behaviour-change-report.pdf

Irwin, S. and Wright, K.J. (2021) ‘Public perceptions, practices and the climate crisis’, mimeo

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/oct/11/uk-public-backs-carbon-tax-high-flyer-levy-and-heat-pump-grants-study-shows

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/oct/20/meat-tax-and-frequent-flyer-levy-advice-dropped-from-uk-net-zero-strategy

Public opinion data and analyses:

BEIS Attitudes Tracker March 2019 Wave 29, 2012-2019 data

Barasi, L. and Harding , R. (2017) Climate concern and pessimism. Examining public attitudes across Europe, NatCen

Barasi, L, (2017) The climate majority. Apathy and actions in an age of nationalism  

Capstick, S. Whitmarsh, L., Poortinga, W. and Pidgeon, N and Uoham, P. (2015) ‘International trends in public perceptions of climate change over the past quarter century’, WIREs Climate Change 6: 35-61

Fisher, S., Fitzgerald, R. and Poortinga, W. (2018) ‘Climate change. Social divisions in beliefs and behaviour’, British Social Attitudes 35    

Riviere, E. (2021) ‘Sharing the responsibility for climate action’, Kantar Public [4]: 1-13, Oct, available here: https://kantar.turtl.co/story/public-journal-04/page/3/1, reported on:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/07/few-willing-to-change-lifestyle-climate-survey

Smith, M. (2019) ‘International poll: most expect to feel impact of climate change, many think it will make us extinct’, https://yougov.co.uk/topics/science/articles-reports/2019/09/15/international-poll-most-expect-feel-impact-climate

Worcester, R.M. (1993) Public and elite attitudes to environmental issues’, International Journal of Public Opinion Research 5 [4]: 315-334

 Social psychological perspectives on attitude -behaviour gaps

Howlett, M. and Rawat, S. (2019) ‘Behavioural science and climate policy’, Oxford Research Encyclopedia: climate science    

Markowitz, E.M. and Shariff, A.F. (2012) ‘Climate change and moral judgement’, Nature Climate Change March 2012

Marshall, N. A. et al (2019) ‘Our environmental value orientations influence how we respond to climate change’, Frontiers in Psychology 10, art 938

Marshall, G. (2014) Don’t even think about it. Why our brains are wired to ignore climate change, London/NY: Bloomsbury.  

 Critical perspectives /cultural contexts of ‘denial’

Gunderson, R., Stuart, D. and Houser, M. (2020) A political-economic theory of relevance: explaining climate change inaction’, J. Theory Soc Behav [50]:42-63

Norgaard, K (2006) We don’t really want to know’, Environmental Justice and Socially organized denial of global warming in Norway’, Organization and Environment 19, 3, 347-70

 Theorising salience

Crawley, S., Coffee, H. and Chapman, R. (2020) Public opinion on climate change: belief, concern, issue salience and support for government action’, The British Journal of Politics and Industrial Relations’, [22]: 1, 102-121

Dietz, T., Fitzgerald, A. and Schwom, R. (2005) Environmental values’, Annual Review Environmental Resources 30: 335-372

Lucas, C.H. and Davison, A. (2018) ‘Not ‘getting on the bandwagon’. When climate change is a matter of unconcern’, ENE Nature and Space 2 [1]: 129-149

 Practice theory: changing the lens

Shove, E. (2014) ‘Putting practice into theory: reconfiguring questions of consumption and climate change’, Contemporary Social Science 9 [4]: 415-429

Shove, E. (2010) ‘Beyond the ABC: climate change policy and theories of social change’, Environment and Planning A 42: 1273-85

Shove, E, and Walker, G. (2014) ‘What is energy for?  Social practice and energy demand’, Theory, Culture and Society 31 [5]: 41-58

Spurling, N., McMeekin, A., Shove, E., Southerton, D. and Welch, D. (2013) Interventions in practice: re-framing policy approaches to consumer behaviour, Sustainable Practices Research Group Report, Sept    

 

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Week 6: The climate crisis and inter-generational inequities 

White, J. (2017) ‘Climate change and the generational timescape’, The Sociological Review  65, 4, 763-778  

Diprose, K., Liu, C., Valentine, G. et al (2019) Caring for the future: climate change and intergenerational responsibility in China and the UK’, Geoforum, 105: 158-167 (complements White above)  

Graham, H. et al (2017) ‘Do People Favour Policies that Protect Future Generations? Evidence from a British Survey of Adults’, Journal of Social Policy 46, 3, 423–445  

(if you want a brief overview first see:

Graham and White 2017: https://theconversation.com/society-actually-does-want-policies-that-benefit-future-generations-69481

 Overview of science of climate change

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/20/the-climate-crisis-explained-in-10-charts

https://ourworldindata.org/co2-and-other-greenhouse-gas-emissions

(article by Ritchie and Roser 2017, updated 2020, Our World in Data).

Overview of disproportionate effects of climate and nature crises on children

Hickman, C. et al (2021) ‘Young People’s Voices on Climate Anxiety, Government Betrayal  and Moral Injury: A Global Phenomenon’, available at SSRN:

   http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3918955

Sanson, A.V. and Burke, W.E.L. (2020) ‘Climate change and children: an issue of intergenerational justice’, in Balvin, N. and Christie, D.J. (eds) Children and Peace, esp. pp343-347     Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Thiery, W. et al (2021) ‘Intergenerational inequities in exposure to climate extremes’, Science 374, 6564, pp. 158-160, Intergenerational inequities in exposure to climate extremes (science.org)  **

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) (2021) The Climate Crisis is a Child Rights Crisis: Introducing the Children’s Climate Risk Index, New York: ISBN: 978-92-806-5276-5 (accessible online)    

 See also, on issues of climate and generational impacts

 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/sep/27/children-set-for-more-climate-disasters-than-their-grandparents-research-shows

 Whither future generations and children’s perspectives and voice?

Graham, H. and de Bell, S. (2020) ‘The representation of future generations in newspaper coverage of climate change: A study of the UK press’, Children and Society 35 [4]: 465-480, open access https://doi.org/10.1111/chso.12411

 More on the import of generation as a framing for policy

Laybourn-Langton, L., Emden, J. and Rankin, L. (2019) Inheriting the earth? The unprecedented challenge of environmental breakdown for younger generations, IPPR Discussion Paper 2

Treves, A. et al (2018) ‘Intergenerational equity can help to prevent climate change and extinction’, Nature Ecology and Evolution 2, 204-207 (Feb 2018)

Anderson, V. (2018) ‘Protecting the interests of future generations’, Centre for Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity, WP no. 14

On the Well Being of Future Generations Act in Wales: https://www.futuregenerations.wales/about-us/future-generations-act/

  Generations/ global south inequalities

 See Rao and Powell in BMJ 2021 – described in

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/oct/06/eco-anxiety-fear-of-environmental-doom-weighs-on-young-people

 ** the Thiery et al article in ‘Science’ has extensive press coverage eg:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/sep/27/children-set-for-more-climate-disasters-than-their-grandparents-research-shows

and here-

https://www.carbonbrief.org/todays-youth-will-face-unmatched-climate-extremes-compared-to-older-generations

Global South

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/sep/30/the-climate-crisis-is-destroying-the-human-rights-of-those-least-responsible-for-it

https://thecvf.org/press-releases/call-for-emergency-action-to-limit-global-temperature-increases-restore-biodiversity-and-protect-health/

and climate justice..

https://www.carbonbrief.org/experts-why-does-climate-justice-matter

 

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Week 7: Inequalities and the climate movement

Arora-Jonsson, S. (2011). “Virtue and vulnerability: Discourses on women, gender and climate change”. Global Environmental Change. 21(2): 744-751

Bell, K. & Bevan, G. (2021). "Beyond inclusion? Perceptions of the extent to which Extinction Rebellion speaks to, and for, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and working-class communities". Local Environment. 26(10): 1205-1220

Bowman, B. (2020). “‘They don’t quite understand the importance of what we’re doing today’: the young people’s climate strikes as subaltern activism”. Sustainable Earth. 3(16). https://sustainableearth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s42055-020-00038-x

de Moor, J., de Vydt, M., Uba, K. & Wahlstrom, M. (2021). “New kids on the block: taking stock of the recent cycle of climate activism”. Social Movement Studies, 20:5, 619-625

Fenney, D. (2017). “Ableism and Disablism in the UK Environmental Movement”. Environmental Values. 26(4): 503-522 https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/whp/ev/2017/00000026/00000004/art00007    

Huttunen, J. & Albrecht, E. (2021) “The framing of environmental citizenship and youth participation in the Fridays for Future Movement in Finland”. Fennia. 199(1): 46-60 https://fennia.journal.fi/article/download/102480/64525/200899

Lenkart, M. (2018) “Environmental Justice“. DEMOS. 1(1): 6-11 https://core.ac.uk/reader/214314640  

Saunders et al. (2020). “A New Climate Movement? Extinction Rebellion’s Activists in Profile". CUSP Working Paper No 25. Guildford: Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity. https://www.cusp.ac.uk/themes/p/xr-study/

Sze, J. (2017). “Gender and Environmental Justice“. In Sherilyn MacGregor (ed.) Routledge Handbook of Gender and Environment. London: Routledge

Wood, B.E. (2020). “Youth-led climate strikes: fresh opportunities and enduring challenges for youth research”. Fennia. 198(1-2): 217-222

Other resources

Cowan, L. (2019). “Are Extinction Rebellion whitewashing climate justice?”. Gal-dem. 18th April 2019. https://gal-dem.com/extinction-rebellion-risk-trampling-climate-justice-movement/

Extinction Rebellion (2021). “About Us” https://rebellion.global/about-us/

Global Witness (2021) “Last line of defence”. NGO report on violence against land and environmental defenders https://www.globalwitness.org/en/campaigns/environmental-activists/last-line-defence/

Indigenous Environmental Network website (this website has a range of interesting resources to explore relating to indigenous environmental movements) https://www.ienearth.org/

Indigenous Activists (2015) “Open Letter from the Wretched of the Earth bloc to the organisers of the People’s Climate March of Justice and Jobs” (this is an ‘open letter’ sent by indigenous activists to the organisers of the London Climate March of 2015, detailing their negative experiences) https://blackdissidents.wordpress.com/2015/12/16/open-letter-from-the-wretched-of-the-earth-bloc-to-the-organisers-of-the-peoples-climate-march-of-justice-and-jobs/

Randall, C. (2021). “Ecoableism and the Climate Movement”. Friends of the Earth Scotland. https://foe.scot/eco-ableism-and-the-climate-movement/

Thomas, A. & Haynes, R. (2020). “Black Lives Matter: the link between climate change and racial justice”. Climate Analytics Blog. 22nd June 2020. https://climateanalytics.org/blog/2020/black-lives-matter-the-link-between-climate-change-and-racial-justice/

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEeTl7rgjGo Non-Violent Direct Action | Extinction Rebellion UK (2020)

Or this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mxldI71h0k The Deliberate Rebellion | Extinction Rebellion (2019) (which is longer, but not too long)

 

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Week 8: Social policy framings 

Brisley, R., Welstead, J., Hindle, R. & Paavola, J. (2012). “Socially Just Adaptation to Climate Change”. Joseph Rowntree Report. July 2012. https://www.jrf.org.uk/sites/default/files/jrf/migrated/files/climate-change-adaptation-full_0.pdf

Buck, H.J. (2021). Why Net Zero is not Enough. London: Verso

Buehler, R., Pucher, J., Gerike, R. & Gotschi, J. (2016). “Reducing car dependence in the heart of Europe: lessons from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland” https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01441647.2016.1177799?casa_token=5uWkHvJCoAsAAAAA%3AsM8j6cLCqByv9Yaq4QGRsrRcNQez7s06E3OSsksdP-c7XX0RzA8kw5q2-Y3nFpwzeE2tc1UzLg   Carter, N. (2014). “The politics of climate change in the UK”.  WIREs Climate Change. 5 :423-433

Gibbs, M.T. (2016). “Why is coastal retreat so hard to implement? Understanding the political risk of coastal adaptation pathways”. Ocean & Coastal Management. 130: 107-114

Gillard, R. (2016). "Unravelling the UK's climate policy discourse: The power of ideas, discourse and institutions". Global Environmental Change. 40: 26-36

Gough, I., Meadowcroft, J., Dryzek, J., Gerhards, J., Lengfield, H., Markandya, A. & Ortiz, R. (2008). "JESP Symposium: climate change and social policy". Journal of European Social Policy. 18(4): 325-344

Gough, I. (2011). "Climate Change and Public Policy Futures". British Academy Report. London: The British Academy https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/documents/252/Climate-change-public-policy-futures.pdf

Markkanen, S. & Anger-Kraavi, A. (2019). “Social impacts of climate change mitigation policies and their implications for inequality”.  Climate Policy. 19(7): 827-844 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14693062.2019.1596873

McLaren, D. (2019). "The trouble with net zero emissions targets". Carbon Brief. 30th September 2019. https://www.carbonbrief.org/guest-post-the-problem-with-net-zero-emissions-targets

Middlemiss, L. (2014). “Individualised or participatory? Exploring late-modern identity and sustainable development”. Environmental Politics. 23(6): 929-946

National Audit Office (2021) “Energy Efficiency of Existing Homes report Environmental Audit Committee.  Conclusions and Recommendations” https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm5801/cmselect/cmenvaud/346/34608.htm

Paterson, M. (2021). In Search of Climate Politics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Remling, E. (2018). "Depoliticising adaptation: a critical analysis of EU climate adaptation policy". Environmental Politics. 27(3)

Rossa-Roccor, V., Giang, A. & Kershaw, P. (2021). “Framing climate change as a human health issue: enough to tip the scale in climate policy?”. The Lancet. https://www.thelancet.com/action/showPdf?pii=S2542-5196%2821%2900113-3

 

Other resources

(just see executive summary) Climate Change Committee (2021). “Progress in adapting to climate change: 2021 Report to Parliament”. June 2021. https://www.theccc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Progress-in-adapting-to-climate-change-2021-Report-to-Parliament.pdf

(just see executive summary) Climate Change Committee (2021). “Progress in reducing emissions 2021 Report to Parliament”. June 2021. https://www.theccc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Progress-in-reducing-emissions-2021-Report-to-Parliament.pdf  

(just see executive summary) DEFRA (2018). “ The National Adaptation Programme and the Third Strategy for Climate Adaptation Reporting: Making the country resilient to a changing climate”.  July 2018. https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/727252/national-adaptation-programme-2018.pdf

Dyke, J., Watson, R. & Knorr, W. (2021). “Climate scientists: concept of net zero is a dangerous trap”. The Conversation. April 22nd 2021. https://theconversation.com/climate-scientists-concept-of-net-zero-is-a-dangerous-trap-157368

Halliday, J. & Barrat, L. (2020). “More than 11,000 homes in England to be built on land at high risk of flooding”. The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/23/more-than-11000-homes-to-be-built-on-land-at-high-risk-of-flooding

Webb, J., Emden, J. & Murphy, L. (2020). “All Hands to the Pump: a home improvement plan for England”. IPPR report. July 2020. https://www.ippr.org/files/2020-07/all-hands-to-the-pump-july20.pdf

 

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Week 9: Policy into practice: the example of Local Climate Bonds  

Research Project Page

https://baumaninstitute.leeds.ac.uk/research/cmis-local-climate-bonds/

Key Readings

Davis, M. (2021) Community Municipal Investments: Accelerating the Potential of Local Net Zero Strategies. https://doi.org/10.5518/100/70

Hall S, Roelich KE, Davis M, Holstenkamp L. (2018) ‘Finance and justice in low-carbon energy transitions’, Applied Energy. 222: 772-780. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.04.007

 Wider Reading

Blakeley, G. (2019) Stolen: How to Save the World from Financialisation. London: Repeater Books.

Block, F.L. (2014) ‘Democratizing Finance’, Politics and Society, 42, 1: 3-28. https://doi.org/10.1177/0032329213512976

Brown, D, Hall S and Davis M (2020) ‘What is prosumerism for? A reflection on competing normativities in the prosumer energy transition’, Energy Research and Social Science, 66. Article No. 101475 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2020.101475

Brown, D, Hall, S and Davis M (2019) ‘Prosumers in the post subsidy era: an exploration of new prosumer business models in the UK’, Energy Policy, 135. Article No. 110984 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2019.110984

Davis, M, Braunholtz-Speight, T and Wardrop, R (2020) ‘Crowdfunding as Democratic Finance? Understanding How and Why UK Investors Trust these Markets, Revista Internacional de Sociología, 78, 4: e173. https://doi.org/10.3989/ris.2020.78.4.m20.005

Earle, J., Moran, C. and Ward-Perkins, Z. (2017) Econocracy: The Perils of Leaving Economics to the Experts. London: Penguin/Random House.

Gibson-Graham, J.K., Cameron, J. and Healy, S. (2013) Take Back the Economy: An Ethical Guide for Transforming our Communities. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Hall, S and Davis, M (2021) ‘Permission to say “Capitalism”: Principles for Critical Social Science Engagement With GGR Research’, Frontiers in Climate, 3. https://doi.org/10.3389/fclim.2021.708913

Hargreaves, T and Middlemiss, L (2020) ‘The importance of social relations in shaping energy demand’, Nature Energy, 5:195–201. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41560-020-0553-5

Klein, N. (2019) On Fire: The Burning Case for a Green New Deal. London: Penguin Books.

Klein, N. (2015) This Changes Everything: Capitalism versus the Climate. London: Penguin Books.

Langley, P. (2016) ‘Crowdfunding in the United Kingdom: A Cultural Economy’, Economic Geography, 92, 3: 301-321. https://doi.org/10.1080/00130095.2015.1133233

Langley, P. and Leyshon, A. (2017) ‘Capitalizing on the crowd: The monetary and financial ecologies of crowdfunding’, Environment and Planning A, 49, 5: 1019-1039. https://doi.org/10.1177/0308518X16687556

Mazzucato, M. (2021) The Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism . London: Allen Lane.

Mellor, M. (2016) Debt or Democracy? Public Money for Sustainability and Social Justice. London: Pluto Books.

Pettifor, A. (2020) The Case for the Green New Deal. London: Verso.

Walby, S. (2013) ‘Finance versus Democracy? Theorizing Finance in Society’, Work, Employment and Society, 27, 3: 489-507. https://doi.org/10.1177/0950017013479741

 

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 Week 10. Community resilience and community engagement 

 

Cinderby, S., Haq, G., Cambridge, H. & Lock, K. (2014). “Building community resilience: can everyone enjoy a good life?”. Local Environment. 21(10): 1252-1270

Forrest et al. 2018. “Civil society contributions to local level flood resilience: Before, during and after the 2015 Boxing Day floods in the Upper Calder Valley”  https://rgs-ibg.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/tran.12279

Harrison, E. (2012). “Bouncing back? Recession, resilience and everyday lives”. Critical Social Policy. 33(1): 97-113   Kythreotis, A.P. & Bristow, G.I. (2017). "The ‘resilience trap’: exploring the practical utility of resilience for climate change adaptation in UK city-regions," Regional Studies. 51(10): 530-1541

McEwen, L., Garde-Hansen, J., Holmes, A., Jones, O. & Krause, F. (2016) “Sustainable Flood Memories, Lay knowledges and the development of community resilience to future flood risk”. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers. 42:14-28 

(see executive summary) Twigger-Ross, C., Kashefi, E., Weldon, S., Brooks, K., Deeming, H., Forrest, S., Fielding, J., Gomersall, A., Harries, T., McCarthy, S., Orr, P., Parker, D., and Tapsell, S. (2014). “Flood Resilience Community Pathfinder Evaluation: Rapid Evidence Assessment”. London: Defra Available Online Here

Twigger-Ross, C. et al. (2015). “Community Resilience to Climate Change: An evidence review”. Joseph Rowntree Foundation report (findings) https://www.jrf.org.uk/file/48508/download?token=jg69V6ox&filetype=findings

Wamsler, C. & Brink, E. (2014). “Moving beyond short-term coping and adaptation”. Environment and Urbanisation. 26(1): 86-111

Wright, K. (2016). “Resilient communities? Experiences of risk and resilience in a time of austerity”.  International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 18: 153-16

Wright, K. (2021). Community Resilience.  London: Routledge.  

 

Other resources

https://www.itv.com/hub/it-takes-a-flood/10a1765a0001  It Takes a Flood: From Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald comes a film about extreme flooding in the UK, which takes viewers inside the homes of people affected by increasingly ferocious floods.  

 

 

This list was last updated on 09/03/2022