Ecological Debt: Global Warming and the Wealth of Nations

Author:   Andrew Simms
Publisher:   Pluto Press
Edition:   2nd edition
ISBN:  

9780745327273


Pages:   336
Publication Date:   20 February 2009
Format:   Paperback
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Millions of people in the West are running up huge ecological debts: from the amount of oil and coal that we burn to heat our houses and run our cars, to what we consume and the waste that we create, the impact of our lifestyles is felt worldwide. Whilst these debts go unpaid, millions more living in poverty in the majority world suffer the burden of paying dubious foreign financial debts. Ecological Debt explores this great paradox of our age. Highlighting how and why this has happened, it also shows what can be done differently in the future. Now updated throughout, this is a passionate account of the steps we can take to stop pushing the planet to the point of environmental bankruptcy.

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Author:   Andrew Simms
Publisher:   Pluto Press
Imprint:   Pluto Press
Edition:   2nd edition
Dimensions:   Width: 12.90cm , Height: 2.30cm , Length: 19.80cm
Weight:   0.331kg
ISBN:  

9780745327273


ISBN 10:   0745327273
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   20 February 2009
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Preface 1. A Short Walk to Venus 2. The Chemist's Warning: a Short History of Global Warming 3. The Heaven Bursters: Tuvalu and the Fate of Nations 4. The Great Reversal of Human Progress 5. Ecological Debt 6. The Carbon Debt 7. Rationalising Self-destruction (Or Why People Are More Stupid Than Frogs) 8. The Car Park at the End of the World 9. Pay Back Time: the Law, Climate Change and Ecological Debt 10. Data for the Doubtful: the Lessons of War Economies 11. The New Adjustment 12. Minerva's Owl 13. In the Footsteps of Stanley 14. Tick Tock Climate Clock 15. The Duck's Choice 16. How to Live on an Island Notes Index

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'Creative and compelling.' Guardian 'Essential reading.' Head of the IPCC 'A new phrase has entered the language.' Anita Roddick


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Andrew Simms is policy director of nef (new economics foundation), the award winning independent British think-and-do tank. He went to the London School of Economics, led campaigns for several major aid and development agencies and was one of the original organisers of the Jubilee 2000 debt campaign. He is a regular commentator in the national press and broadcast media, and is on the board of Greenpeace UK and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) Europe. Over several years he has written groundbreaking reports on issues ranging from debt, trade, aid, and big business, to biotechnology, and climate change.

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