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Global warming is more about people than carbon emissions

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The new edition of the World Social Science Report emphasising the social sciences’ indispensable contribution to human survival in the face of climate change, will be launched on 15 November at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

Published by UNESCO, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC), the Report, entitled Changing Global Environments, features articles by more than 150 leading experts from all over the world and represents the full gamut of social science subjects: anthropology, economics, development studies, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology. The argument that underpins the 600-page volume is that people, human behaviour and societies need to be at the heart of all attempts to tackle the challenges of environmental change and phenomena studied by the natural sciences.