The Real Environmental Crisis: Why Poverty, Not Affluence, Is the Environment's Number One Enemy / Edition 1

The Real Environmental Crisis: Why Poverty, Not Affluence, Is the Environment's Number One Enemy / Edition 1

by Jack M. Hollander
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520243285

ISBN-13: 9780520243286

Pub. Date: 08/09/2004

Publisher: University of California Press

The Real Environmental Crisis takes a close look at the major environmental and resource issues - population growth; climate change; agriculture and food supply; our fisheries, forests, and fossil fuels; water and air quality; and solar and nuclear power. Hollander finds compelling evidence that economic development and technological advances can relieve such problems…  See more details below

Overview

The Real Environmental Crisis takes a close look at the major environmental and resource issues - population growth; climate change; agriculture and food supply; our fisheries, forests, and fossil fuels; water and air quality; and solar and nuclear power. Hollander finds compelling evidence that economic development and technological advances can relieve such problems as food shortages, deforestation, air pollution, and land degradation, and can provide clean water, adequate energy supplies, and improved public health. The book also tackles issues such as global warming, genetically modified foods, automobile and transportation technologies, and the highly significant Endangered Species Act, which Hollander asserts never would have been passed in a poor country whose citizens struggle just to survive.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520243286
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
08/09/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
251
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction: A Crisis of Pessimism1
1A World Apart19
2Six Billion and Counting28
3Can the Earth Feed Everyone?38
4Fish Tales55
5Is the Earth Warming?66
6Water, Water Everywhere90
7The Air We Breathe106
8Fossil Fuels - Culprit or Genie?124
9Solar Power to the People?142
10Nukes to the Rescue?156
11Wheels165
12Don't Harm the Patient179
13Choices192
Notes203
Index229
About the Author237

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