Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Environmental Issues, Expanded

ISBN-10: 0073514543
ISBN-13: 9780073514543
Edition: 15th 2014
Authors: Thomas Easton
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List price: $57.33
Edition: 15th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 5/14/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Taking Sides volumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with Learning Outcomes, an Issue Summary, an Introduction, and an Exploring the Issue section featuring Critical Thinking and Reflection, Is There Common Ground?, and Additional Resources. Taking Sides readers also offer a Topic Guide and an annotated listing of Internet References for further consideration of the issues. An online Instructor’s Resource Guide with testing material is available for each volume. Using Taking Sides in the Classroom is also an excellent instructor resource. Visit www.mhhe.com/takingsides for more details.

McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide

Preface
Correlation Guide
Topic Guide
Introduction
Environmental Philosophy
Should the Precautionary Principle Become Part of National and International Law?
Yes: Agne Sirinskiene, from "The Status of Precautionary Principle: Moving Towards a Rule of Customary Law," Jurisprudence (October 2009)
No: Ken Cussen, from "Handle with Care: Assessing the Risks of the Precautionary Principle," Australasian Journal of Environmental Management (June 2009)
Is Sustainable Development Compatible with Human Welfare?
Yes: Richard Heinberg, from The End of Growth: Adapting to Our New Economic Reality (New Society Publishers, 2011)
No: Ronald Bailey, from "Wilting Greens," Reason (December 2002)
Do Ecosystem Services Have Economic Value?
Yes: Rebecca L. Goldman, from "Ecosystem Services: How People Benefit from Nature," Environment (September/October 2010)
No: Marino Gatto and Giulio A. De Leo, from "Pricing Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: The Never-Ending Story," Bioscience (April 2000)
Principles Versus Politics
Should North America's Landscape Be Restored to Its Prehuman State?
Yes: C. Josh Donlan, from "Restoring America's Big, Wild Animals,� Scientific American (June 2007)
No: Dustin R. Rubenstein, Daniel I. Rubenstein, Paul W. Sherman, and Thomas A. Gavin, from "Pleistocene Park: Does Re-Wilding North America Represent Sound Conservation for the 21st Century?" Biological Conservation (vol. 132, 2006)
Should the Military Be Exempt from Environmental Regulations?
Yes: Benedict S. Cohen, from "Impact of Military Training on the Environment," Testimony before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (April 2, 2003)
No: Jamie Clark, from "Impact of Military Training on the Environment," Testimony before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (April 2, 2003)
Will Restricting Carbon Emissions Damage the Economy?
Yes: Paul Cicio, from "Competitiveness and Climate Policy: Avoiding Leakage of Jobs and Emissions," testimony before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Energy and Environment (March 18, 2009)
No: Aaron Ezroj, from "How Cap and Trade Will Fuel the Global Economy," Environmental Law Reporter (July 2010)
Energy Issues
Is Global Warming a Catastrophe That Warrants Immediate Action?
Yes: Global Humanitarian Forum, from Climate Change-The Anatomy of a Silent Crisis (May 2009)
No: Bj�rn Lomborg, from "Let's Keep Our Cool About Global Warming," Skeptical Inquirer (March/April 2008)
Should We Drill for Offshore Oil?
Yes: Stephen L. Baird, from "Offshore Oil Drilling: Buying Energy Independence or Buying Time?" The Technology Teacher (November 2008)
No: Mary Annette Rose, from "The Environmental Impacts of Offshore Oil Drilling," The Technology Teacher (February 2009)
Is Shale Gas the Solution to Our Energy Woes?
Yes: Diane Katz, from "Shale Gas: A Reliable and Affordable Alternative to Costly 'Green' Schemes," Eraser Forum (July/August 2010)
No: Deborah Weisberg, from 'Tracking Our Rivers," Fly Fisherman (April/May 2010)
Is Renewable Energy Really Green?
Yes: Andrea Larson, from "Growing U.S. Trade in Green Technology," testimony before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection (October 7, 2009)
No: Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), from "The Perils of 'Energy Sprawl'," Resources for the Future (October 5, 2009)
Are Biofuels a Reasonable Substitute for Fossil Fuels?
Yes: Keith Kline, Virginia H. Dale, Russell Lee, and Paul Leiby, from "In Defense of Biofuels, Done Right," Issues in Science and Technology (Spring 2009)
No: David Pimentel, Alison Marklein, Megan A. Toth, Marissa N. Karpoff, Gillian S. Paul, Robert McCormack, Joanna Kyriazis, and Tim Krueger, from "Food Versus Biofuels: Environmental and Economic Costs," Human Ecology (February 2009)
Is It Time to Revive Nuclear Power?
Yes: Allison MacFarlane, from "Nuclear Power: A Panacea for Future Energy Needs?" Environment (March/April 2010)
No: Kristin Shrader-Frechette, from "Five Myths About Nuclear Energy,� America (June 23-30, 2008)
Food and Population
Do We Have a Population Problem?
Yes: David Attenborough, from "This Heaving Planet," New Statesman (April 25, 2011)
No: Tom Bethell, from "Population, Economy, and God," The American Spectator (May 2009)
Does Commercial Fishing Have a Future?
Yes: Carl Safina, from "A Future for U.S. Fisheries," Issues in Science and Technology (Summer 2009)
No: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, from "World Review of Fisheries and Aquaculture," The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture, 2010, (FAO, 2010)
Can Organic Farming Feed the World?
Yes: Ed Hamer and Mark Anslow, from "10 Reasons Why Organic Can Feed the World," Ecologist (March 2008)
No: D. J. Connor, from "Organic Agriculture Cannot Feed the World," Field Crops Research (March 2008)
Toxic Chemicals
Should Society Impose a Moratorium on the Use and Release of "Synthetic Biology" Organisms?
Yes: Jim Thomas, Eric Hoffman, and Jaydee Hanson, from "Offering Testimony from Civil Society on the Environmental and Societal Implications of Synthetic Biology" (May 27, 2010)
No: Gregory E. Kaebnick, from "Testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Hearing on Developments in Synthetic Genomics and Implications for Health and Energy" (May 27, 2010)
Do Environmental Hormone Mimics Pose a Potentially Serious Health Threat?
Yes: Michele L. Trankina, from "The Hazards of Environmental Estrogens," The World &I (October 2001)
No: Michael Gough, from "Endocrine Disrupters, Politics, Pesticides, the Cost of Food and Health," Daily Commentary (December 15, 1997)
Should the Superfund Tax Be Reinstated?
Yes: Stephen Lester and Anne Rabe, from Superfund: In the Eye of the Storm (Center for Health, Environment & Justice, June 2010) (included in testimony by Lois Gibb before Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works, Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health, hearing on "Oversight of the Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund Program," June 22, 2010)
No: J. Winston Porter, from Testimony before the Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works, Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health, Hearing on "Oversight of the Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund Program," June 22, 2010
Should the United States Reprocess Spent Nuclear Fuel?
Yes: Kate J. Dennis, Jason Rugolo, Lee T. Murray, and Justin Parrella, from "The Case for Reprocessing," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (November/December 2009)
No: David M. Romps, Christopher D. Holmes, Kurt Z. House, Benjamin G. Lee, and Mark T. Winkler, from "The Case Against Nuclear Reprocessing," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (November/December 2009)
Can "Green" Marketing Claims Be Believed?
Yes: Jessica Tsai, from "Marketing the New Green," Customer Relationship Management (CRM) (April 2010)
No: Richard Dahl, from "Green Washing: Do You Know What You're Buying?" Environmental Health Perspectives (June 2010)
Does Designating "Wild Lands" Harm Rural Economies?
Yes: Mike McKee, from testimony of Mike McKee before the House Natural Resources Committee hearing on "The Impact of the Administration's Wild Lands Order on Jobs and Economic Growth" (March 1, 2011)
No: Robert Abbey, from testimony of Robert Abbey before the House Natural Resources Committee hearing on "The Impact of the Administration's Wild Lands Order on Jobs and Economic Growth" (March 1, 2011)
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