The Influence Of Sociology Of The Environment

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Student name: Cormac Byrne Student number: 15357806
Sociology of the environment in terms of Globalisation, Consumption and Sustainability
‘Sociology is the scientific study of human life, social, groups, whole societies and the human world as such’ ( Giddens & Sutton 2013:3, what is sociology?, lecture by Aogon, Soc10020, Sociology, University College Dublin, 7 September.).
Environmental sociology is typically defined as the sociological study of how societies interact with the environment, however some environmental sociologists also study the social factors that cause environmental
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In 2013 for the first time in 14 years the consumption of crude oil by the US was higher than the amount of oil consumed by China. The consumption of oil in the United States in now nearly double of 2nd place China. In 2014 the amount of oil consumed by the U.S was 6.97 billion barrels of petroleum products which is equivilient to 19.11 million barrels per day compared to Ireland which had an oil consumption rate of 141.61
The real question in which many people want to know is, what can we do to reduce the consumption rate of oil before it starts to deplete? There are many methods which could help reduce or ease the pressure on the amount of oil consumed by a country per day or year.
1. The most economically efficient way to reduce the consumption of oil is to tax all oil products. ‘This would exploit all opportunities throughout the economy for oil conservation, including, for example, reducing highway mileage, further improving the fuel economy of transport vehicles, and reducing industrial oil
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Environmental sustainability is about making responsible decisions that will reduce your business ' negative impact on the environment. Businesses can damage the environment by destroying forests and woodlands through logging or by polluting and over-fishing oceans, rivers or lakes.
‘Sustainability is a seemingly laudable goal - it tells us we need to live within our means, whether economic, ecological, or political - but it 's insufficient for uncertain times. How can we live within our means when those very means can change, swiftly and unexpectedly, beneath us?’ (Jamais Cascio)
‘Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive’. (Jamais
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