The Ostrich Factor

Author: Garrett James Hardin
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195122747
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Argues that unchecked population growth is dangerous and will cause irreversible environmental damage

Encyclopedia Of Environment And Society

Author: Paul Robbins
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452265585
Size: 79.60 MB
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The Encyclopedia of Environment and Society brings together multiplying issues, concepts, theories, examples, problems, and policies, with the goal of clearly explicating an emerging way of thinking about people and nature. With more than 1,200 entries written by experts from incredibly diverse fields, this innovative resource is a first step toward diving into the deep pool of emerging knowledge. The five volumes of this Encyclopedia represent more than a catalogue of terms. Rather, they capture the spirit of the moment, a fascinating time when global warming and genetic engineering represent only two of the most obvious examples of socio-environmental issues.

World Population

Author: Geoffrey Gilbert
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576072290
Size: 74.94 MB
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World Population provides the resources needed to understand the economic, demographic, and environmental issues at stake on a planet rushing toward "carrying capacity." * Gives a chronology of events including the re-emergence of the bubonic plague in Europe in 1347, legislation such as Roe v. Wade, and movements like the one-child policy enacted in 1979 in China * Includes 21 biographical sketches of activists such as Worldwatch founder Lester R. Brown, birth control pioneer Margaret Sanger, and legislators including He Kang, Chinese minister of agriculture

A Perfect Moral Storm

Author: Stephen M. Gardiner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199910456
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Climate change is arguably the great problem confronting humanity, but we have done little to head off this looming catastrophe. In The Perfect Moral Storm, philosopher Stephen Gardiner illuminates our dangerous inaction by placing the environmental crisis in an entirely new light, considering it as an ethical failure. Gardiner clarifies the moral situation, identifying the temptations (or "storms") that make us vulnerable to a certain kind of corruption. First, the world's most affluent nations are tempted to pass on the cost of climate change to the poorer and weaker citizens of the world. Second, the present generation is tempted to pass the problem on to future generations. Third, our poor grasp of science, international justice, and the human relationship to nature helps to facilitate inaction. As a result, we are engaging in willful self-deception when the lives of future generations, the world's poor, and even the basic fabric of life on the planet is at stake. We should wake up to this profound ethical failure, Gardiner concludes, and demand more of our institutions, our leaders and ourselves. "This is a radical book, both in the sense that it faces extremes and in the sense that it goes to the roots." --Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews "The book's strength lies in Gardiner's success at understanding and clarifying the types of moral issues that climate change raises, which is an important first step toward solutions." --Science Magazine "Gardiner has expertly explored some very instinctual and vitally important considerations which cannot realistically be ignored. --Required reading." --Green Prophet "Gardiner makes a strong case for highlighting and insisting on the ethical dimensions of the climate problem, and his warnings about buck-passing and the dangerous appeal of moral corruptions hit home." --Times Higher Education "Stephen Gardiner takes to a new level our understanding of the moral dimensions of climate change. A Perfect Moral Storm argues convincingly that climate change is the greatest moral challenge our species has ever faced - and that the problem goes even deeper than we think." --Peter Singer, Princeton University

The Two Cultures

Author: C. P. Snow
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107606144
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The importance of science and technology and future of education and research are just some of the subjects discussed here.

The Immigration Dilemma

Author: Garrett James Hardin
Publisher: F A I R-Federation for American Immigration Reform
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