Worlds Apart: Globalization and the Environment
James Gustave SpethISBN: 1559639989;
Worlds Apart presents a cohesive set of essays by leading thinkers on the subject of globalization, offering a thoughtful overview of the major environmental issues related to globalization in a clear, reasoned style. Framed by Gus Speth?s introduction and conclusion, essays range from Jane Lubchenco?s discussion of the scientific indicators of global environmental change to Robert Kates? examination of the prospect that our growing global interconnectedness could lead a transition to a more sustainable world to Vandana Shiva?s impassioned plea for a new ?living democracy? that counters the degrading, dehumanizing tendencies of the global economy. Other contributors include Maurice Strong on the Rio Earth Summit and the future course of environmentalism, Jose Goldemberg on energy, Jerry Mander on the inherent destructiveness of the global economic system, Stephan Schmidheiny on the forestry industry, and Daniel Esty and Maria Ivanova on global environmental governance. ...
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