Ecological Debt: Global Warning and the Wealth of Nations

Ecological Debt: Global Warning and the Wealth of Nations

by Andrew Simms
     
 

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This is the second edition of Andrew Simms's highly regarded guide to ecological debt.

Simms shows how millions of us in the West are running up huge ecological debts: from the amount of oil and coal that we burn to heat our houses and run our cars, to what we consume and the waste that we create, the impact of our lifestyles is felt worldwide. Whilst these

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This is the second edition of Andrew Simms's highly regarded guide to ecological debt.

Simms shows how millions of us in the West are running up huge ecological debts: from the amount of oil and coal that we burn to heat our houses and run our cars, to what we consume and the waste that we create, the impact of our lifestyles is felt worldwide. Whilst these debts go unpaid, millions more living in poverty in the majority world suffer the burden of paying dubious foreign financial debts.

The book explores a great paradox of our age: how the global wealth gap was built on ecological debts, which the world's poorest are now having to pay for. Highlighting how and why this has happened, he also shows what can be done differently in the future. Now updated throughout, this is a clear and passionate account of the steps we can take to stop pushing the planet to the point of environmental bankruptcy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745327273
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
06/09/2009
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author


Andrew Simms is policy director of nef (new economics foundation) the award winning independent British think-and-do tank. He went to the London School of Economics, led campaigns for several major aid and development agencies and was one of the original organisers of the Jubilee 2000 debt campaign. He is a regular commentator in the national press and broadcast media, and is on the board of Greenpeace UK and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) Europe. Over several years he has written groundbreaking reports on issues ranging from debt, trade, aid, and big business, to biotechnology, and climate change.

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