Red Sky at Morning: America and the Crisis of the Global Environment / Edition 2

Red Sky at Morning: America and the Crisis of the Global Environment / Edition 2

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by James Gustave Speth
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300107765

ISBN-13: 9780300107760

Pub. Date: 03/05/2010

Publisher: Yale University Press

This book will change the way we understand the future of our planet. It is both alarming and hopeful. James Gustave Speth, renowned as a visionary environmentalist leader, warns that in spite of all the international negotiations and agreements of the past two decades, efforts to protect Earth’s environment are not succeeding. Still, he says, the challenges

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This book will change the way we understand the future of our planet. It is both alarming and hopeful. James Gustave Speth, renowned as a visionary environmentalist leader, warns that in spite of all the international negotiations and agreements of the past two decades, efforts to protect Earth’s environment are not succeeding. Still, he says, the challenges are not insurmountable. He offers comprehensive, viable new strategies for dealing with environmental threats around the world.

The author explains why current approaches to critical global environmental problems—climate change, biodiversity loss, deterioration of marine environments, deforestation, water shortages, and others—don’t work. He offers intriguing insights into why we have been able to address domestic environmental threats with some success while largely failing at the international level. Setting forth eight specific steps to a sustainable future, Speth convincingly argues that dramatically different government and citizen action are now urgent. If ever a book could be described as “essential,” this is it.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300107760
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
03/05/2010
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Prologue: 19801
Pt. 1Environmental Challenges Go Global...11
1A World of Wounds13
2Lost in Eden23
3Pollution and Climate Change in a Full World43
Pt. 2...And the World Responds75
4First Attempt at Global Environmental Governance77
5Anatomy of Failure98
Pt. 3Facing Up to Underlying Causes117
6Ten Drivers of Environmental Deterioration119
7Globalization and the Environment140
Pt. 4The Transition to Sustainability149
8Attacking the Root Causes151
9Taking "Good Governance" Seriously172
10The Most Fundamental Transition of All191
Resources for Citizens203
List of Abbreviations229
Notes233
For Further Reading: A Bookshelf269
Index277

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