GL/SOCI 4632 3.00
Work In A Warming World: Issues In Work, Labour And Climate Change
Climate warming may be the most important force reshaping work worldwide in the 21st century. The course explores debates on global warming, sociological dimensions and social responses, transnational disruptions and the potential of work and labour unions to respond.
Climate warming may be the most important force reshaping work worldwide in the 21st century. But can work and labour help slow global warming? Setting Canada within international context, the course explores the origins and debates concerning the gravity of climate warming, the sociological dimensions of both climate warming and responding to climate warming, the transnational social disruptions caused by climate change in Global North and Global South, and the unexpected potential of the world of work and labour unions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.