Ecological Debt: The Health of the Planet and the Wealth of Nations

Author:   Fellow Andrew Simms (NEF) ,  Sam Gregory ,  Gillian Caldwell ,  Ronit Avni
Publisher:   Pluto Press (UK)
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9781281750808


Pages:   214
Publication Date:   01 January 2005
Format:   Electronic book text
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Simms shows how millions of us 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. The book explores a great paradox of our age: how the global wealth gap was built on ecological debts, which the world's poorest are now having to pay for. Highlighting how and why this has happened, he also shows what can be done differently in the future - and what steps we can take to stop pushing the planet to the point of environmental bankruptcy.

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Author:   Fellow Andrew Simms (NEF) ,  Sam Gregory ,  Gillian Caldwell ,  Ronit Avni
Publisher:   Pluto Press (UK)
Imprint:   Pluto Press (UK)
ISBN:  

9781281750808


ISBN 10:   1281750808
Pages:   214
Publication Date:   01 January 2005
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Electronic book text
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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