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An Introduction to Global Environmental Issues

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Published by Routledge .
Written in English


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Number of Pages512
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7483962M
ISBN 100415140986
ISBN 109780415140980

Offering an authoritative introduction to the key topics, a source of latest environmental information, and an innovative stimulus for debate, this is an essential book for all those studying or concerned with global environmental issues. About this title The Global Casino is an introduction to environmental issues which deals both with the workings of the physical environment and the political, economic and social frameworks in which the issues occur. The book complements the many sustainability-oriented textbooks that emphasize complex interactions within the ecosphere, juxtaposing these with the equally complex nature of human thought. The lists of key readings and websites, again linked specifically to the content of each chapter, have been fully updated and expanded. New topics covered in extended boxed case studies include payment for environmental services, ocean acidification, biofuels in Brazil, waste reduction through industrial symbiosis, and the long-term impact of natural disasters on vulnerable groups. Water and Marine Environments

The effect of humans on our planet has increased significantly over the years. Urban Challenges Major global environmental issues are brought into focus. Show more Description An Introduction to Global Environmental Issues presents a comprehensive and stimulating introduction to the key environmental issues presently threatening our global environment. In line with contemporary international trends, emphasis is placed on the critical concept of sustainable development.

Each chapter also contains an updated critical guide to further reading and websites, as well as discussion points and essay questions. In line with contemporary international trends, emphasis is placed on the critical concept of sustainable development. Environmental protection is a practice of protecting the natural environment on individual, organizational or governmental levels, for the benefit of both the environment and humans. Casting aside polarising and simplistic answers, Mulligan recasts talk of sustainability as the essential personal and collective human quest to truly ennoble the world.


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The amount of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere is possibly above the threshold that can potentially cause climate change. Sincethe An Introduction to Global Environmental Issues book. Meanwhile, human everyday actions and decisions are negatively impacting the environment, causing pollution, deforestation, overfishing.

History of the Concept; Key Issues and An Introduction to Global Environmental Issues book 3. Contemporary socio-economic, cultural and political considerations are explored and important conceptual approaches such as Gaian hypotheses and Chaos Theory are introduced.

Government policies and the misuse of forest resources. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, with the introduction of new illustrative material and up-to-the-minute case studies on topics such as endangered deep-sea species, the global uptake of unleaded petrol, geothermal energy in Iceland, genocide in Rwanda and the Indian Ocean tsunami of Environmental Dimensions In line with contemporary international trends, emphasis is placed on the critical concept of sustainable development.

Particularly useful features for students include points for discussion at the end of each chapter as well as a comprehensive glossary.

Environmental issues are harmful effects of human activity on the biophysical environment. Severe environmental issues have appeared throughout the world as a result. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, with the introduction of new illustrative material and up-to-the-minute case studies on topics such as endangered deep-sea species, the global uptake of unleaded petrol, geothermal energy in Iceland, genocide in Rwanda and the Indian Ocean tsunami of His background is in the physical side of geography but his interests span the entire subject.

Sustainability Models and Concepts 8. The focus in this book is on change - and especially on encouraging a hopeful sense in all its readers that everyone can be an agent for transformative change toward global sustainability. The book highlights the underlying causes behind environmental problems, including human actions and emphasises the potential for solutions.

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Unsafe water, poor sanitation and hygiene conditions, air pollution and global climate change accounts for nearly a tenth of deaths and disease burden worldwide. It provides indispensible necessities to humans, animal life and plant life, such as water, food, shelter, and air resources.

Case studies from around the globe are used to illustrate key environmental issues, from global warming and deforestation to natural hazards and soil erosion.

Personal Dimensions Urban Challenges An Introduction to Sustainability ventures deeply and effectively into treacherous academic terrain, ultimately providing hope without sugarcoating the reality of our current unsustainable path.

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