Protecting the Global Environment

ISBN-10: 1594516758
ISBN-13: 9781594516757
Edition: 2011
Authors: Gary C. Bryner
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Book details

List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Paradigm Publishers
Publication date: 8/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Borne of an amalgam of social science, fieldwork, and a passionate commitment to justice, this book brings debates about climate change to a new level, compelling readers and researchers to rethink the reasons for reversing global environmental trends. The book lays out three inspirations for improving environmental prospects: effective markets, sustainable development, and environmental justice for the most vulnerable. It also projects three possible scenarios flowing from the success or failure of these inspirations ”one bleak, one breakthrough, and one of status quo. Gary Bryner is not sanguine about humanity "s ability to make the right choices, but this does not deter him from asking us to think beyond our own generation and our own species in urging environmental action now.

Foreword
Introduction: Protecting the Global Environment
Global Environmental Trends
Understanding Global Environmental Politics: Theories of International Relations and Political Science
Capitalism and the Challenge of Making Markets Work
Sustainable Development
Justice and Fairness in Global Environmental Politics
Toward a Sustainable World
Notes
References
Additional Reading
Index
About the Author

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