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    DescriptionPeople in Africa argue that natural resources are a blessing; it is the way these are plundered and used that can turn them into a curse. The continent has plenty of experience of such plunder. Rich in resources, Africa is a net supplier of energy and raw materials to the North. The climate crisis confronting the world today is rooted mainly in the wealthy economies' abuse of fossil fuels, indigenous forests and global commercial agriculture. But, without agreement about how to tackle this reality, the question often becomes what can be done about Africa. Or, sometimes, for Africa. This book looks at what has been done to Africa and how Africans should respond for the good of all. Bassey examines the oil industry in Africa, probes the roots of global warming, warns of its insidious impacts and explores false 'solutions'. Crucially, his intelligent and wide-ranging approach demonstrates that the issues around natural resource exploitation, corporate profiteering and climate change must be considered together if we are to save ourselves. What can Africa do? And can the rest of the world act in solidarity? If not, will we continue on the path laid out by elites that brings us ever closer to the brink? Many live in denial even as ecological and social disasters increase, but this is not inevitable and Bassey suggests how Africa can overcome the crises of environment and global warming.


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    Title
    To Cook a Continent
    Subtitle
    Destructive Extraction and the Climate Crisis in Africa
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nnimmo Bassey
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 204
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781906387532
    ISBN 10: 1906387532
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: IND
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.6
    BIC subject category V2: KNAT
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1H
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AFRICN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS001000
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: SCI026000
    DC22: 333.7
    BIC subject category V2: KNBP
    BISAC V2.8: NAT038000
    LC classification: GE
    BISAC V2.8: TEC010010
    BIC subject category V2: 1H
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SCI092000
    DC22: 333.7096, 338.2096
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC region code: 3.0.0.0.0.0.0
    Ingram Theme: INDS/AFRICN
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Pambazuka Press
    Imprint name
    Pambazuka Press
    Publication date
    04 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Nnimmo Bassey is an activist and poet, executive director of Environmental Rights Action, Nigeria and elected chair of Friends of the Earth International. He is one of Time magazine's Heroes of the Environment 2009 and co-winner of the prestigious 2010 Right Livelihood Award (the Alternative Nobel Prize). His books include 'Oilwatching in South America' and 'Genetically Modified Organisms: the African Challenge'.
    Review quote
    "For those who are still skeptical of the effects of climate change, this will leave you not only bothered and troubled, but also fired up to do something about it." --"Nigerian Compass"
    Table of contents
    Part 1: A Rear View 1. Introduction: The pull of Africa 2. Africa is Rich Part 2: The Scramble and the Grabbing 3. The Wheels of Progress 4. The Steps of the Advisors 5. Destructive Extraction 6. Enforced Immune Deficiency Syndrome 7. Swimming Against the Tide Part 3: A Forward View 8. Climate Chaos: False solutions and hunger politics 9. Connected by Blood: Community empowerment 10. The People are the Future: We are one people