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Clashing Views in Sustainability:

ISBN-10: 0073514535
ISBN-13: 9780073514536
Edition: 2013
Authors: Robert Taylor
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Description: Taking Sidesvolumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed withLearning Outcomes,anIssue Summary,anIntroduction,and  More...

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List price: $55.40
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
Binding: Paperback
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Taking Sidesvolumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed withLearning Outcomes,anIssue Summary,anIntroduction,and anExploring the Issuesection featuringCritical Thinking and Reflection, Is There Common Ground?,andAdditional Resources.Taking Sidesreaders also offer aTopic Guideand an annotated listing ofInternet Referencesfor further consideration of the issues. An onlineInstructor’s Resource Guidewith testing material is available for each volume.Using Taking Sides in the Classroomis also an excellent instructor resource. Visit www.mhhe.com/takingsides for more details.

The references to all selected articles in Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Sustainability can be found on the Web at www.mhhe.com/cls.
Preface
The Educational Experience of Disciplinary Controversy
Correlation Guide
Topic Guide
Introduction
Principles and Overview
Is Sustainability a Realistic Objective for Society?
Yes: Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin, from "Built to Trash: Is 'Heirloom Design' the Cure for Consumption?" In These Times (November 2009)
No: Sharon Begley, from "Green and Clueless," Newsweek (August 2010)
Is Sustainability More About Politics Than Science?
Yes: Bill McKibben, from "Hot Mess: Why Are Conservatives So Radical About the Climate?" The New Republic (October 2010)
No: Huub Spiertz, from "Food Production, Crops and Sustainability: Restoring Confidence in Science and Technology," Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability (November 2010)
Are Western Values, Ethics, and Dominant Paradigms Compatible with Sustainability?
Yes: Jo Kwong, from "Globalization's Effects on the Environment-Boon or Bane?," Lindenwood Economic Policy Lecture Series (July 2004)
No: Erik Assadourian, from "The Rise and Fall of Consumer Cultures," 2010 State of the World-Transforming Cultures from Consumerism to Sustainability (The Worldwatch Institute, 2010)
Does Sustainability Mean a Lower Standard of Living?
Yes: Will Wilkinson, from "In Pursuit of Happiness Research: Is It Reliable? What Does It Imply for Policy?" Policy Analysis (April 11, 2007)
No: Saamah Abdallah et al., from "Unhappy Planet Index 2.0: Why Good Lives Don't Have to Cost the Earth" (2009), http://happyplanetindex.org
Global Issues
Can India and China Reduce Their Dependence on Coal?
Yes: M. Asif and T. Muneer, from "Energy Supply, Its Demand and Security Issues for Developed and Emerging Economies," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (2007)
No: Yun Zhou, from "Why Is China Going Nuclear?" Energy Policy (March 2010)
Is Poverty Responsible for Global Environmental Degradation?
Yes: J.B. (Hans) Opschoor, from "Environment and Poverty: Perspectives, Propositions, Policies," ISS Working Paper 437 (Institute of Social Studies, Netherlands, 2007)
No: John Ambler, from Attacking Poverty While Improving the Environment Towards Win-Win Policy Options (East Asia Program Development, Social Science Research Council, New York, 2004)
Is Limiting Consumption Rather Than Limiting Population the Key to Sustainability?
Yes: Robert W. Kates, from "Population and Consumption: What We Know, What We Need to Know," Environment (April 2000)
No: J. Anthony Cassils, from "Overpopulation, Sustainable Development, and Security: Developing an Integrated Strategy," Population and Environment (January 2004)
Can Technology Deliver Global Sustainability?
Yes: Joanna I. Lewis, from "Technology Acquisition and Innovation in the Developing World: Wind Turbine Development in China and India," Studies in Comparative International Development (November/December 2007)
No: Alan Colin Brent and David E. Rogers, from "Renewable Rural Electrification: Sustainability Assessment of Mini-hybrid Off-grid Technological Systems in the African Context," Renewable Energy (2010)
Policy
Is Monetizing Ecosystem Services Essential for Sustainability?
Yes: Stephen Polasky, from "What's Nature Done for You Lately: Measuring the Value of Ecosystem Services," Choices (2nd Quarter, 2008)
No: Clive L. Spash, from "How Much Is That Ecosystem in the Window? The One with the Bio-Diverse Trail," Environmental Values (May 2008)
Does the Market Work Better Than Government at Transitioning to Sustainability?
Yes: Paul Krugman, from "Green Economics: How We Can Afford to Tackle Climate Change," The New York Tunes Magazine (April 11, 2010, p. 34)
No: Leigh K. Fletcher, from "Green Construction Costs and Benefits: Is National Regulation Warranted?" Natural Resources & Environmental (vol. 24, Summer 2009, p. 18)
Does Sustainable Urban Development Require More Policy Innovation and Planning?
Yes: Bruce Katz, from Smart Growth: The Future of the American Metropolis, (Center for Analysis of Social Exclusion and Brookings Institution, 2002)
No: David B. Resnik, from "Urban Sprawl, Smart Growth, and Deliberative Democracy," American Journal of Public Health (October 2010)
Should Water Be Privatized?
Yes: Roy Whitehead Jr. and Walter Block, from Excerpts from "Environmental Takings of Private Water Rights-The Case for Water Privatization," Environmental Law Reporter (October 2002), reprinted in www.eli.org
No: David Hall and Emanuele Lobina, from The Private Sector in Water in 2009 (Public Services International Research Unit, Business School, University of Greenwich, March 2009)
Natural Resources
Can Our Marine Resources Be Sustainably Managed?
Yes: Benjamin S. Halpern, from "The Impact of Marine Reserves: Do Reserves Work and Does Reserve Size Matter?," Ecological Applications (February 2003)
No: Andrew A. Rosenberg, Jill H. Swasey, and Margaret Bowman, from "Rebuilding U.S. Fisheries: Progress and Problems,� Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (August 2006)
Is Natural Gas Hydraulic Fracturing Safe?
Yes: Seamus McGraw, from "Is Fracking Safe? The Top 10 Controversial Claims about Natural Gas Drilling,'' Popular Mechanics, www.popularmechaniscs.com retrieved September 18, 2012
No: Russell McLendon, from Big Frack Attack: Is Hydraulic Fracturing Safe? (December 2010), www.mnn.com
Can Species Preservation Be Successfully Managed?
Yes: Dale D. Goble et al., from "Conservation-Reliant Species," Bioscience (vol. 62, pp. 869-873, October 2012), www//mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ucpress-bio
No: Craig Hilton-Taylor et al., from State of the World's Species (IUCN, Gland, Switzerland, 2009)
Can Sustainable Agriculture Feed the World?
Yes: International Fund for Agricultural Development, from "Sustainable Smallholder Agriculture: Feeding the World, Protecting the Planet" (2012), www.ifad.org
No: Craig Meisner, from "Why Organic Food Can't Feed the World," Cosmos Magazine online, www.cosmosmagazine.com, retrieved October 10, 2012
Energy, Business, and Society
Can Nuclear Energy Be Green?
Yes: A. Adamantiades and I. Kessides, from "Nuclear Power for Sustainable Development: Current Status and Future Prospects," . Energy Policy (December 2009)
No: Milton H. Saier and Jack T. Trevors, from "Is Nuclear Energy the Solution?" Water, Air, & Soil Pollution (May 2010)
Is Corporate Sustainability More Public Relations Than Real?
Yes: Richard Dahl, from "Greenwashing: Do You Know What You're Buying?," Environmental Health Perspectives (June 2010)
No: Cristiano Busco et al., from "Cleaning Up," Strategic Finance (July 2010)
Are Social Concerns Taken Seriously in the "Triple Bottom Line" of Sustainability?
Yes: Michael Laff, from "Triple Bottom Line: Creating Corporate Social Responsibility That Makes Sense," T + D (February 2004)
No: Frank Vanclay, from "Impact Assessment and the Triple Bottom Line: Competing Pathways to Sustainability?" Sustainability and Social Science: Round Table Proceedings (July 2004)
Can Cities Be Made Sustainable?
Yes: Stephen M. Wheeler, from "Planning for Sustainability," in Gary Hack et al., eds., Local Planning: Contemporary Principles and Practice (International City-County Management Association, 2009)
No: Giok Ling Ooi, from "Challenges of Sustainability for Asian Urbanisation," Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability (December 2009)
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