Divided Planet: The Ecology of Rich and Poor

Divided Planet The Ecology of Rich and Poor Global warming Soil loss Freshwater scarcity Extinction Overconsumption Toxic waste production Habitat and biodiversity erosion These are only a few of our most urgent ecological crises There are othe

  • Title: Divided Planet: The Ecology of Rich and Poor
  • Author: Tom Athanasiou
  • ISBN: 9780820320076
  • Page: 379
  • Format: Paperback
  • Global warming Soil loss Freshwater scarcity Extinction Overconsumption Toxic waste production Habitat and biodiversity erosion These are only a few of our most urgent ecological crises There are others as well and, despite the popularity of good news environmentalism, few of them are going away In this wide ranging, grimly entertaining commentary on the environmeGlobal warming Soil loss Freshwater scarcity Extinction Overconsumption Toxic waste production Habitat and biodiversity erosion These are only a few of our most urgent ecological crises There are others as well and, despite the popularity of good news environmentalism, few of them are going away In this wide ranging, grimly entertaining commentary on the environmental debate, Tom Athanasiou finds that these problems are exacerbated, if not caused, by the planet s division into warring camps of rich and poor Writing with passionate intelligence, Athanasiou proposes a simple yet radical solution stop indulging easy, calming fantasies in which everything seems to change, but nothing important changes at all Instead, do what needs to be done, now, while there is still time and goodwill The bottom line, he concludes, is that there will be no sustainability without a large measure of justice Without profound political and economic change, he argues, there can be no effective global environmental action, no real effort to save the planet.

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    1. Kind of old, but really started my interests in the implications of the global economy. A good "face" for the impacts of the WTO back when it was GATT.

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