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Between Two Worlds: Science, the Environmental Movement and Policy Choice / Edition 1
     

Between Two Worlds: Science, the Environmental Movement and Policy Choice / Edition 1

by Lynton Keith Caldwell
 

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ISBN-10: 0521337437

ISBN-13: 9780521337434

Pub. Date: 12/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Will humans adapt their ways of life to conserve the natural systems upon which their future and the living world depend? There is no simple answer to the question of whether we as humans can adapt our lifestyles in the pursuit of an environmentally sound world. Inadequate information is a limiting factor, and unforeseen events make uncertainty inevitable. Even so,

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Will humans adapt their ways of life to conserve the natural systems upon which their future and the living world depend? There is no simple answer to the question of whether we as humans can adapt our lifestyles in the pursuit of an environmentally sound world. Inadequate information is a limiting factor, and unforeseen events make uncertainty inevitable. Even so, choices made today can narrow or expand future options. A critical task for society today is to reverse trends that narrow these options, a task in which science plays a vital role. In his thought-provoking book, Dr. Caldwell attempts to address this issue with an integrated analysis of the interrelationships among science, the environmental movement, and public policy. Special emphasis is given to the interactions of environmentalism and science in generating public and international environmental policies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521337434
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Environmental Policy Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. Comprehending the Planet Earth: 1. Science and environment; 2. Science and governance; 3. Geosphere and biosphere; Part II. Developing a Planetary Paradigm: 4. Perspectives and priorities; 5. Politics of environmentalism; 6. Social and economic implications; Part III. An Emerging Planetary Policy: 7. Facing planetary realities; 8. Shaping world institutions; 9. Attaining the attainable; Postscript: between two worlds; References; Index.

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