SOC101Y1 Chapter Notes - Chapter 174: Sustainable Development, Resource Curse, Risk Society
Global climate change is one example of how environmental problems may develop incrementally and almost in impercepibly unil a ipping point is reached. Greater understanding of the ipping point please environmental problems the realizaion that we need to act fast to prevent a catastrophe. Sociologist can contribute to these eforts because many environmental problems originate in a relaionship between nature and society. Its proits from increased producion but does not have to pay the cost associated with air polluion because all members of society share them. We referred to the polluion as externality because its cost is externalized from the private company to the state and society. Although environmental concerns have been on the up swing in canada in recent decades it appears the following economic coningency logic. 2 porion of the populaion considers environmental issues important during good economic imes a smaller porion comes environmental issues important during imes of economic hardship.