Logo - springer
Slogan - springer

Social Sciences - Population Studies | A World After Climate Change and Culture-Shift

A World After Climate Change and Culture-Shift

Norwine, Jim (Ed.)

2014, XX, 410 p.

Available Formats:
eBook
Information

Springer eBooks may be purchased by end-customers only and are sold without copy protection (DRM free). Instead, all eBooks include personalized watermarks. This means you can read the Springer eBooks across numerous devices such as Laptops, eReaders, and tablets.

You can pay for Springer eBooks with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

After the purchase you can directly download the eBook file or read it online in our Springer eBook Reader. Furthermore your eBook will be stored in your MySpringer account. So you can always re-download your eBooks.

 
$139.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-94-007-7353-0

digitally watermarked, no DRM

Included Format: PDF and EPUB

download immediately after purchase


learn more about Springer eBooks

add to marked items

Hardcover
Information

Hardcover version

You can pay for Springer Books with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

Standard shipping is free of charge for individual customers.

 
$179.00

(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-94-007-7352-3

free shipping for individuals worldwide

usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days


add to marked items

  • Explains climate-change and culture-shift and how their effects, and our responses to them, will transform Earth and humankind into the 22nd-century (c.2100)
  • Presents a one-of-a-kind vision of our current age as a “hinge” or axial century, one driven by the most radical combined change of nature and culture since the rise of agriculture at the end of the last Ice Age
  • Designed to accessibly and objectively share with the reader what we know at a state-of-the-science level: seeks to advance understanding rather than advocate any particular agenda
  • Imagines a future after world circa 2100

In this book, an international team of environmental and social scientists explain two powerful current change-engines and how their effects, and our responses to them, will transform Earth and humankind into the 22nd-century (c.2100). 

This book begins by detailing the current state of knowledge about these two ongoing, accelerating and potentially world-transforming changes: climate change, in the form of global warming, and a profound emerging shift of normative cultural condition toward the assumptions and values often associated with so-called postmodernity, such as tolerance, diversity, self-referentiality, and dubiety replaced with certainty. Next, the contributors imagine, explain and debate the most likely consequent transformations of human and natural ecologies and economies that will take place by the end of the 21st-century.

In 16 compellingly original, provocative and readable chapters, A World after Climate Change and Culture-Shift presents a one-of-a-kind vision of our current age as a “hinge” or axial century, one driven by the most radical combined change of nature and culture since the rise of agriculture at the end of the last Ice Age some 10 millennia ago. This book is highly recommended to scholars and students of the environmental and social sciences, as well as to all readers interested in how changes in nature and culture will work together to reshape our world and ourselves.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Axial age - Cancun adaption framework - Changes at Sub-global scales - Climate change and culture shift in Vietnam - Climate change in the form of global warming - Cultural shift in Europe - Cultural shifts in East and Southeast Asia - Culture shift in University students - Defining the geography of Europe - Earth's energy balance - Environmental struggle - Europe 2050-2100 - Global climate change and domestic energy consumption - Human geography of North America in 2100 - Human mobility - Mitigation and adaptation - Most radical combined change of nature and culture - Reshape our world and ourselves - Scarcity of water resources - Struggle for power and energy - The Phillippines and climate change - The future of the Middle East - The postmodern environment - Transformations of human and natural ecologies and economies - UNFCCC - World-transforming changes - intellectual foundations and philosophical assumptions

Related subjects » Climate Change Impact - Environmental Sciences - Population Studies

Table of contents / Sample pages 

Popular Content within this publication 

 

Articles

Read this Book on Springerlink

Services for this book

New Book Alert

Get alerted on new Springer publications in the subject area of Human Geography.