01st November 2021

COP26 - Feature Collection

This week marks the beginning of the UN’s COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow. The event is a historic opportunity to turn the tide in the global fight against climate change, with global leaders coming together to mobilise action at home and abroad to mitigate the threat of climate catastrophe.

Academics are at the forefront of this fight, and here we highlight some of the vital contributions made by CSP authors to climate change scholarship.

The titles featured below bring together environmental scientists, sociologists, geographers, economists, visual artists, linguists, theologians, and more, and, as such, offer a variety of perspectives and analyses for how best to tackle this threat. 

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Agriculture, Climate Change and Food Security in the 21st Century: Our Daily Bread

By Lewis Ziska

This book explores the history of agriculture, and the threat that climate change imposes for all aspects of our “daily bread”. While these challenges are severe and significant, it argues that we are not without hope, and offers a wide range of solutions, from polyculture farming to feminism that can, when applied, lead to a better future for humankind.

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Integral Ecology: Protecting Our Common Home

Edited by Gerard Magill and Jordan Potter

The concept of Integral Ecology conveys the indispensable inter-relation of topics, expertise, and specialties in the quest to protect the planet whose environment may face catastrophic threat. A leitmotif throughout the book is the ecological encyclical of Pope Francis called Laudato Si’: On Care for our Common Home, published in 2015. Indeed, the title of the volume refers to the phrase “integral ecology” and the challenge to “protect our common home” in the encyclical.

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A Healthy Life on a Healthy Planet: What We, as Individuals, Can Do to Make It Happen

By Danielle Méthot

The majority of people are under the impression that pollution affects mostly the environment. Thus, we are mainly concerned with climate change and the disappearance of wildlife. We are convinced that pollution doesn’t affect us as humans. However, the incidence rate of cancer is higher today than in the 1970s and we are witnessing more and more people with neurological, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and developmental diseases. Why is this so?

This book explains how our health is very dependent on the quality of our environment. We are surrounded by a large quantity of foreign chemicals which affect our health. Two of the major contributors to our health are the combustion of carbon fuels and pesticides.

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The Impact of Overbuilding on People and the Planet

By David Ness

Challenging the profligate building and urban development which severely impacts upon society and the environment, this study questions the ethics, equity and sustainability of overbuilding, thereby exposing a number of ‘elephants in the big green room’.

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Cascading Challenges in the Global Water Crisis

Edited by Gerard Magill and James Benedict

The importance of overcoming the urgent issues concerning the sustainability of our planet cannot be overstated. The contributions gathered here highlight these pivotal global issues and their potential long-term resolutions from a number of interrelated perspectives.

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Energy, Climate and Tourism: A Dynamic Standardization Process for the Planet

By Erick Leroux and Jean-Marc Lusson

Approaching the issues of climate, energy, and tourism in an original way, the study illustrates the place of energy in contemporary society. It suggests the implementation of tourism standards to control the negative effects of tourism at a local and regional level.

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The Perils of Climate Risk: The People and the Science

Edited by Carole LeBlanc

Providing the average person with something to do about climate change, this publication captures the latest developments in climate change science, atmospheric data, and public policy as detailed by leaders in these fields.

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The Ocean’s Role in Climate Change

By Alexander Polonsky 

The principal focus of this book is the physical processes in the World Ocean which regulate the interannual-to-multidecadal natural variability of the climate system, and some key atmospheric and marine manifestations of this variability. It analyses a number of Atlantic and Indo-Pacific signals, and describes their regional atmospheric and marine manifestations.

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Political Ecology and Environmentalism in Britain

Edited by Brendan Prendiville and David Haigron

This collection of essays highlights the different dimensions of the contemporary British environmentalist movement from a multidisciplinary viewpoint. Beginning with an historical overview of the movement, the reader is then presented with an analysis of the politics of climate change from a political science perspective.

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The Global Sustainability Challenge

Edited by Gerard Magill and James Benedict

The contributions gathered here highlight the inter-relation of topics and expertise regarding science and philosophy, ethics, religion, global issues, and generational perspectives. The book concludes with an ethical analysis of the multiple and over-lapping challenges that require urgent attention and long-term resolution. It will appeal to scholars and students in a variety of disciplines and fields that deal with the earth’s survival and flourishing.

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Using the Visual and Performing Arts to Encourage Pro-Environmental Behaviour

Edited by David Curtis

Ecoarts practice is evolving quickly as a practice. This book describes an extraordinary range of artistic practices pitched to encourage people to adopt pro-environmental behaviours by provoking, persuading, providing information, creating empathy for nature or by being built into sustainability practices themselves. It brings together 28 contributors who examine different roles of the arts in encouraging pro-environmental behaviour.

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Social-Ecological Resilience to Climate Change: Discourses, Frames and Ideologies

By Anna Franca Plastina

This volume represents a timely sociolinguistic response in its provision of fresh insight into the evolution of climate change communication. Through the case study method, it investigates the representation of social-ecological resilience to climate change in the emerging discursive practice mediated online by grassroots activists. The fertile ground of resilience discourse is explored by showing its more positive outlook compared to the varieties of discourses competing in the ongoing climate debate.

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The Ecological Footprint of Tourism: A Case Study of the Greek Hotel Sector

By Dimitrios A. Parpairis and Dimitrios G. Lagos

This book adopts a methodological approach in calculating the Ecological Footprint of Tourism (TEF), through a specific case study related to the hospitality sector in Greece. The book provides useful insights on the TEF as an environmental and sustainability indicator within the ongoing energy transition and under the pressures exercised by climate change and mass tourism models. It introduces the reader to the concepts of ecological footprint, climate change, sustainable development and renewable energy governance, and their role in shaping 21st century tourism.

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Bio-Art and the Environment: Complexity within Interconnectedness

By Amine Elgheryeni 

This book proposes a multi-faceted framework through which contemporary art, biology, digital science, geology, technology, physiology, chemistry, and philosophy enter into debate and complement each other. It is structured around a number of logically interconnected questions, such as: “What is bio-art?”, “Can a laboratory artist manipulate living beings, perform complex hybridizations, and give birth to chimeras that would coexist with human beings?”, “Do we have the right to use them?”, “Should we authorize research that will allow the development of these techniques, prohibit such research, or fund it?”, and, “Do we have the right to create embryos for transplantation or injection?”

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Climate Change, Torn between Myth and Fact

By Constantin Cranganu

This book is both a plea and an invitation to consider climate change from a multi-faceted perspective, taking into account (geo)physical, social, cultural, psychological, religious, mythological, economic, and judicial viewpoints, among others. As such, it will serve as a useful and necessary guide towards a better understanding of our own mental structures and systems of preferences, ideologies, or beliefs.

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Long-Term Changes in the Earth's Climate

By Joseph J. Smulksy

This book presents a new version astronomical theory of climate change, first proposed by M. Milankovich almost one hundred years ago. In contrast to the previous version, the problems concerning the evolution of the orbital and rotational movements of the Earth are solved here in a different way, with new results obtained. These new results coincide with observations and with the warming and cooling periods that took place in the Earth’s history.

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A Philosopher Looks at the Natural World: Twenty-One Acres of Common Ground

By Daniel C. Fouke

This book interweaves the author’s personal story and observations of nature, with scientific research, and philosophical reflection. It tells the story of nearly three decades of labor to ecologically restore twenty-one acres of ruined land near Dayton, Ohio. This story and what the author has observed motivate reflection on the human relationship to soil, the inner lives of animals, the intelligence of plants, and human psychology. The book advances the case for the intelligence and kinship of all living things, an ethic of respect for life, and the need to radically rethink how human societies live on Earth.

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Apocalyptic Visions in the Anthropocene and the Rise of Climate Fiction

Edited by Kübra Baysal

With the increasing interest of pop culture and academia towards environmental issues, which has simultaneously given rise to fiction and artworks dealing with interdisciplinary issues, climate change is an undeniable reality of our time. In accordance with the severe environmental degradation and health crises today, including the COVID-19 pandemic, human beings are awakening to this reality through climate fiction (cli-fi), which depicts ways to deal with the anthropogenic transformations on Earth through apocalyptic worlds as displayed in works of literature, media and art.

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Climate Crisis and Sustainable Creaturely Care: Integrated Theology, Governance and Justice

Edited by Christina Nellist

This volume encapsulates the thoughts and research of academics across the globe in regards to the biggest crisis of our generation: climate change. Considering this global crisis through the lens of creation care, this volume reviews the damage we have done to our environment and how our misuse of resources threatens all forms of life on earth via food insecurity, rising sea levels, mass migration and social unrest.

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Climate Crisis and Creation Care: Historical Perspectives, Ecological Integrity and Justice

Edited by Christina Nellist

This volume considers the interconnectedness of all creatures in relation to our planetary boundaries. Through our constant consumption of resources, we have had a distinctly negative impact on the world around us—affecting everything from the weather, food availability, sea levels and the social fabric of our society.

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Toward a Healthy Planet

Edited by Gerard Magill and James Benedict

This volume addresses emerging concerns and pivotal problems about our planet’s environment and ecology. The contributions gathered here highlight the inter-relation of topics and expertise regarding a vision for a healthy planet, agriculture and food, health and the environment, global issues, and generational perspectives. The book concludes with an ethical analysis of the multiple and over-lapping challenges that require urgent attention and long-term resolution. It will appeal to scholars and students in a variety of disciplines and fields that deal with the earth’s survival and flourishing.

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