«Interdisciplinarity and Climate Change: Transforming Knowledge and Practice for Our Global Future» is a new book edited by Roy Bhaskar, Cheryl Frank, CS-member Karl Georg Høyer, Petter Naess and Jenneth Parker.
Three of the articles in the book are by Karl Georg Høyer, while CS-members Roger Strand and Carlo Aall co-author an article each.
From the publisher: Interdisciplinarity and Climate Change is a major new book addressing one of the most challenging questions of our time. Its unique standpoint is based on the recognition that effective and coherent interdisciplinarity is necessary to deal with the issue of climate change, and the multitude of linked phenomena which both constitute and connect to it. Among the issues discussed, in a number of graphic and compelling studies, by a range of
distinguished contributors, both activists and scholars, are:
- The dangers of reducing all environmental, energy and climate gas issues to questions of carbon dioxide emissions
- The problems of integrating natural and social scientific work and the perils of monodisciplinary tunnel vision
- The consequences of the neglect of issues of consumption in climate policy
- The desirability of a care?based ethics and of the integration of cultural considerations into climate policy
- The problem of relating theoretical knowledge to practical action in contemporary democratic societies
Interdisciplinarity and Climate Change is essential reading for all serious students of the fight against climate change, the interactions between governmental bodies, and critical realism.