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Conserving the Environment

ISBN-10: 0737746629

ISBN-13: 9780737746624

Edition: 2010

Authors: Debra A. Miller

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The Current Controversies series examines today's most important social and political issues. Each volume presents a diverse selection of primary sources representing all sides of the debate in question. Book jacket.
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Book details

List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Publication date: 2/5/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Foreword
Introduction
How Serious Is the Global Environmental Crisis?
Chapter Preface
Climate Change Is a Serious Problem: Current Events
Climate Change Is Not a Catastrophe
Increasing Air Pollution Is Creating Atmospheric Brown Clouds: United Nations Environment Programme
The Health of the World's Oceans Is Rapidly Declining: Pew Environmental Group
The World Is Facing a Global Water Crisis
Overpopulation Is the Central Environmental Crisis Facing the World
Is Global Warming a Real Threat?
Chapter Overview
Yes: Global Warming Is a Real Threat
Global Warming Is the Greatest Threat Humans Have Ever Faced
Global Warming Could Lead to World Poverty and War
It May Already Be Too Late to Save the Planet from Global Warming
No: Global Warming Is Not a Real Threat
Global Warming Is Not a Crisis
There Is No Scientific Consensus on Global Warming
The United Nations' Climate Reports Are Full of Errors
Global Warming Is a Myth
Is Biodiversity Loss a Major Concern?
Chapter Overview
Yes: Biodiversity Loss Is a Major Concern
Biocide Is a Bigger Threat than Global Warming
Human Health Depends on Plant and Animal Biodiversity: United Nations Development Programme
Marine Biodiversity Is at Great Risk
No: Biodiversity Loss Is Not a Major Concern
Biodiversity Loss Has Been Greatly Exaggerated: Sustainable Development Network
Some Species Should Be Allowed to Become Extinct
Species Preservation Must Be Balanced with Competing Human Needs
What Steps Are Necessary to Better Protect the Environment?
Chapter Preface
The New U.S. President Must Undo the George W. Bush Administration's Environmental Policies
The World Must Curtail Greenhouse Emissions Even Faster than Previously Thought
Biodiversity Hotspots Must Be Protected
Market Incentives Can Solve Environmental Problems
The Market Cannot Solve the Environmental Crisis
The Economy Must Be Reshaped to Save the Earth: New Scientist
The Current Economic Crisis Provides Opportunities to Create a Sustainable Global Economy
Organizations to Contact
Bibliography
Index