text-only page produced automatically by LIFT Text
Transcoder Skip all navigation and go to page contentSkip top navigation and go to directorate navigationSkip top navigation and go to page navigation
National Science Foundation HomeNational Science Foundation - Directorate for Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE)
Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences
design element
SBE Home
About SBE
Funding Opportunities
Advisory Committee
Career Opportunities
See Additional SBE Resources
View SBE Staff
SBE Organizations
SBE Office of Multidisciplinary Activities (SMA )
National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSE)
Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS )
Division of Social and Economic Sciences (SES )
Proposals and Awards
Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide
Proposal Preparation and Submission
bullet Grant Proposal Guide
  bullet Grants.gov Application Guide
Award and Administration
bullet Award and Administration Guide
Award Conditions
Merit Review
NSF Outreach
Policy Office Website
Additional SBE Resources
Advisory Committee Meetings
Career Opportunities
Funding Rates
Budget Excerpt
NSB Broader Impacts Website
Research on Cognition and Behavior
Research on Human Behavior in Time and Space
Research on Cooperation and Conflict
Exploring What Makes Us Human
Bringing People Into Focus: How Social, Behavioral & Economic Research Addresses National Challenges
Rebuilding the Mosaic Report
SBE Advisory Committee Web Site (for members only)

SBE 2020: Submission Detail

ID Number: 274
Title: Earth in Crisis?: A Forward-Looking Agenda for Research on the Cultural Causes and Consequences of Climate Change 2010-2020 and Beyond
Lead Author: Foran and Widick, John and Richard
Abstract: A catastrophic collision of human beings and the natural world seems well underway, in a new century characterized by problems of climate change, food insecurity, water shortages, resource wars, economic instability, climate refugees, global pandemics, and deteriorating governance. Climate change aggravates all of these and confirms their global interrelatedness. The Foundation should respond by funding research on the underlying causes and consequences of climate change in a two-pronged program aimed at understanding 1) the changing cultural/institutional engines of economic accumulation and its negative social and environmental externalities, and 2) responses from civil society, especially the social movements and forum politics of climate change activism, with focus on the origins, developmental trajectory, animating visions, tactics/strategies, and growth or decline of these movements. Conceptual tools for understanding the complex interactions among social movements, civil societies, national governments, and global bodies include the notions of modern social imaginaries (Widick) and political cultures of opposition and resistance (Foran). Studying the cultural causes of climate change and the institutional forces behind resistance to future-oriented climate reform are crucial starting points for this research, which could with NSF guidance contribute much to an understanding of climate change movements, and indirectly toward economic, social, and ecological sustainability.
PDF: ForanandWidick_JohnandRichard_274.pdf

SBE 2020 Home


Print this page
Back to Top of page