Ecological Debt: Global Warning and the Wealth of Nations

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—New edition of this highly acclaimed guide— 'Creative and compelling.' Guardian'Essential reading.' Head of the IPCC 'A new phrase has entered the language.' Anita RoddickThis is the second edition of Andrew Simm's highly regarded guide to ecol

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Ecological Debt: Global Warming and the Wealth of Nations

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Overview

—New edition of this highly acclaimed guide— 'Creative and compelling.' Guardian'Essential reading.' Head of the IPCC 'A new phrase has entered the language.' Anita RoddickThis is the second edition of Andrew Simm's highly regarded guide to ecol

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745327273
  • Publisher: Pluto Press
  • Publication date: 6/9/2009
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Geoff Andrews is a writer and academic. His recent writing has been on modern Italy and he is the author of Not a Normal Country: Italy after Berlusconi (Pluto Press, 2005). He has also written on British politics and the history of social and political movements and his previous books include Endgames and New Times: The Final Years of British Communism (2004). In addition to his academic work, he also writes for a range of newspapers and journals, including the Financial Times, Open Democracy, and Soundings, of which he is an associate editor. He is currently Staff Tutor in Politics at the Open University. For further news of his recent writing go to www.geoffandrews.net

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements * Preface
• 1 A Short Walk to Venus * 2 The Chemist's Warning: a Short History of Global Warming
• 3 The Heaven Bursters: Tuvalu and the Fate of Nations
• 4 The Great Reversal of Human Progress
• 5 Ecological Debt
• 6 The Carbon Debt * 7 Rationalising Self-destruction (Or Why People Are More Stupid Than Frogs)
• 8 The Car Park at the End of the World
• 9 Pay Back Time: the Law, Climate Change and Ecological Debt
• 10 Data for the Doubtful: the Lessons of War Economies
• 11 The New Adjustment
• 12 Minerva's Owl

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