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Invitation to book launch

Join authors Robin Leichenko and Karen O'Brien on 5 Sept in Oslo, as they introduce and explore topics from their new book "Climate and Society: Transforming the Future".Read More


This launch is for anyone concerned with the critical challenge of our time.

The event is free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served, and drinks will be available for purchase at the bar. The event will be in English.

Register here by 3rd September 2019.


“Climate and Society: Transforming the Future”, published by Polity Books, explores the environmental, political, economic, and cultural aspects of climate change, and points to the need for broader and deeper approaches to climate change solutions. By demonstrating that climate change is both a critical social challenge and a pivotal opportunity for transformative change, the book gives readers a sense of hope and agency, showing that people matter and can make a difference in generating transformations to an equitable and sustainable future.

Read more: https://www.climateandsocietytransformingthefuture.org/


About the authors:

Karen O´Brien is Professor at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography at the University of Oslo. She is also a co-founder and partner in cCHANGE.

Robin Leichenko is Professor and Chair in the Department Geography at Rutgers University. She is the co-Founder and co-Director of the Rutgers Climate Institute, an interdisciplinary centre for climate change research, education, and outreach.



“Climate and Society finds the world at a crossroads. It explains the profound implications of the roads ahead. It documents the benefits of transformative action, the individual and the political reasons for inaction, and the consequences for society and the wider environment.

These powerful ideas come from two of the most influential scholars of the social dilemmas of climate change and illuminate the necessary choices in a rigorous and methodical manner.”
— Neil Adger, University of Exeter

“This book takes a deeply human view on the challenge of global warming, highlighting critical issues of values, discourses, equity, political economy, vulnerability, and justice, while also providing a comprehensive overview of the human dimensions of climate change. It engages with the emotional, cultural, and embodied experiences of a changing climate and asks readers to consider their own feelings and views.

The authors’ call for individual and collective transformation offers information, action, hope, and opportunities to students who may feel despairing about our future.”
— Diana Liverman, University of Arizona




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