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Global Environmental Risk
     

Global Environmental Risk

by Jeanne X. Kasperson
 

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ISBN-10: 1853838004

ISBN-13: 9781853838002

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853838002
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Series:
Risk, Society and Policy Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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