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Main Title The real environmental crisis : why poverty, not affluence, is the environment's number one enemy /
Author Hollander, Jack M.
Publisher University of California Press,
Year Published 2003
OCLC Number 50143209
ISBN 0520237889; 9780520237889; 0520243285; 9780520243286
Subjects Poverty ; Sustainable development ; Environmental degradation--Economic aspects ; Environmental policy--Economic aspects ; Duurzame ontwikkeling ; Milieuvraagstuk ; Armoede ; Armut--(DE-588)4002963-3 ; Bekämpfung--(DE-588)4112701-8 ; Umweltkrise--(DE-588)4186806-7
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAM  HC79.E5H648 2003 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 06/20/2003 STATUS
EKBM  HC79.E5H648 2003 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 05/07/2004
ERAM  HC79.E5H648 2003 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 06/27/2003
ESAM  HC79.E5H648 2003 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 12/15/2008
Collation xiv, 237 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
A crisis of pessimism -- A world apart -- Six billion and counting -- Can the earth feed everyone? -- Fish tales -- Is the earth warming? -- Water, water everywhere -- The air we breathe -- Fossil fuels -- culprit or genie? -- Solar power to the people -- Nukes to the rescue? -- Wheels -- Don't harm the patient -- Choices. "The Real Environmental Crisis takes a close look at the major environmental and resource issues - population growth; climate change; agriculture and food supply; our fisheries, forests, and fossil fuels; water and air quality; and solar and nuclear power. Hollander finds compelling evidence that economic development and technological advances can relieve such problems as food shortages, deforestation, air pollution, and land degradation, and can provide clean water, adequate energy supplies, and improved public health. The book also tackles issues such as global warming, genetically modified foods, automobile and transportation technologies, and the highly significant Endangered Species Act, which Hollander asserts never would have been passed in a poor country whose citizens struggle just to survive."--Jacket.