Locked into Emissions- How Mass Incarceration Contributes to Climate Change

Increases in incarceration within states are associated with increases in industrial emissions, and that increases in incarceration lead to a more tightly coupled association between gross domestic product per capita and industrial emissions.

W.E.B. Du Bois and interdisciplinarity- A comprehensive picture of the scholar’s approach to natural science

Throughout his life, W.E.B. Du Bois actively engaged the scientific racism infecting natural sciences and popular thought. We draw on archival research and Du Bois’ own scholarship to investigate his general approach to interdisciplinarity in efforts to curb the racism of his time through empiricism.

Racial Justice is Climate Justice- Racial capitalism and the fossil economy

An exploration of the links between the development of the racial and fossil capitalism.

How Long Can Neoliberalism Withstand Climate Crisis?

The difficulties of implementing renewables effectively in a social landscape characterized by systemic racial inequalities, neoliberal policy, environmental change, and regularized disaster.

Are the Goals of Sustainability Interconnected? A Sociological Analysis of the Three E’s of Sustainable Development Using Cross-Lagged Models with Reciprocal Effects

Over time, at the country level, increasing economic inequality reduces renewable energy consumption, with no evidence of reciprocal feedback.

Community water system privatization and the water access crisis

A discussion of the form that debates over privatization of water resources have taken, as well as how the act of privatization has been found to impact access to water systems and the quality of the service they provide.

Gender inequality, reproductive justice, and decoupling economic growth and emissions- a panel analysis of the moderating association of gender equality on the relationship between economic growth and CO2 emissions.

In nations with more gender equality, the association between GDP per capita and CO2 emissions is much lower than in nations with higher levels of gender inequality.

Is Urbanization Good for the Climate? A Cross-County Analysis of Impervious Surface, Affluence, and the Carbon Intensity of Well-Being

We explore how the relationship between the intensity of urban development and the environmental intensity of social activity hinges upon the composition of the various dimensions of urban change (e.g., the extent and concentration of the built environment, the size and density of resident populations, and the availability of social resources).

The asymmetry of economic growth and the carbon intensity of well-being

We explore the asymmetrical relationship between economic activity and CIWB for 153 nations from 1961–2013, as well as the theoretical implications of such a relationship.

Renewable energy injustice- The socio-environmental implications of renewable energy consumption

Renewable energy displaces more fossil fuel energy sources when inequality is increasing, while– conversely– fewer existing fossil fuel energy sources are displaced when inequality is decreasing. Efforts aimed at increasing renewable energy consumption should adopt policies that ensure the effective displacement of fossil fuels and reduce inequality.