n under pressure to find a lasting solution to the effects of global warming by mitigating greenhouse gaseous emissions and other human triggered factors polluting the environment. One such attempt was witnessed in 2005 when world leaders drawn from all over the world converged in Japan to strike the deal that saw the Kyoto protocol highlighting what need to be done to mitigate environmental pollution. The other attempt is the Rio agreement of the year 2012.
The effects of climatic change have seen many countries grappling with different methods to help cope with the prevailing climatic conditions as pointed out in this article “Climate Change, Coming Home.” This article highlight how the effects of climate change have affected different parts of the world like Sahel region, which is a wide belt of semi-arid area stretching across the southern edge of Sahara desert in Northern Africa. The article begins by pointing out that this area has witnessed prolonged drought since 1970s due to war and climate change. Nevertheless, the efforts put by the residents of this area to reclaim the land for productive purpose lead to other problems. It also explores how the devastating effects of the climate change mainly face developing countries like Africa. All this can be explained using the sociological concepts. This paper will link this article to core concepts in sociology such as cultural relativism, mechanical social solidarity and the conflict theory.
Cultural relativism is a sociology concept, which holds that all customs, ethics and beliefs are relative to an individual within his own social context. In other words, the concept implies that no culture is superior over the other when comparing the systems of law, morality and politics among others. As such, the notion of the believers of this philosophy is that all cultural thinkings are equally valid and that truth is relative in relation to the cultural environment. This article can indeed be related to this