Global Environmental Riskby Jeanne X. Kasperson
Pub. Date: 10/28/2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Despite international initiatives such as the Earth Summit in 1992 and ongoing efforts to implement the Kyoto Protocol, human activities continue to register a destructive toll on the planetary environment. At root, research on global environmental risk seeks new pathways for reversing unsustainable trends, curtailing ongoing destructive activities, and creating a life-sustaining planet. This book takes stock of the distinctive challenges posed by global environmental risks, the capacity of knowledge systems to identify and characterize such risks, and the competence of human society to manage the unprecedented complexity. Particular attention trains on engaging, in ways conducive to enhancing social learning and adaptation, the large uncertainties inherent in these risks.
About the Authors:
Jeanne X. Kasperson is Research Associate Professor, Research Librarian and Director of Publications at the George Perkins Marsh Institute at Clark University in the United States.
Roger E. Kasperson is University Professor and Director of the George Perkins Marsh Institute at Clark University in the United States.
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