Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Why are environmental problems  social problems?
  • How do sociologists study  environmental issues?
  • How would eco-Marxists and  ecological modernization theorists  define and discuss environmental problems and their solutions?
  • What are the promises and constraints  of green consumption?
  • What is environmental justice?
  • What are social solutions to  environmental problems?