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To Cook a Continent : Destructive Extraction and the Climate Crisis in Africa

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Arguing that the climate crisis confronting the world today is rooted mainly in the wealthy economies abuse of fossil fuels, indigenous forests, and global commercial agriculture, this important book investigates how Africa has been exploited and how Africans should respond for the good of all. As it examines the oil industry in Africa and probes the causes of global warming, this record warns of its insidious impacts and explores false solutions. Demonstrating that the issues around natural resource exploitation, corporate profiteering, and climate change must be considered together if the planet is to be saved, the booksuggests how Africa can overcome the crises of environment and global warming."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 14mm | 222.26g
  • Pambazuka Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1906387532
  • 9781906387532
  • 970,554

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"A provocative critique of contemporary resource extraction (perhaps more properly, resource exploitation) in sub-Saharan Africa. In his convincing, and at times searing, analysis, Bassey presents an engaging and comprehensive critique of Africa's social and environmental crisis." Chatham House"show more

About Nnimmo Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey is an activist, a poet, the executive director of Environmental Rights Action inNigeria, and the elected chair of Friends of the Earth International. He is one of Time magazine s 2009 Heroes of the Environment and the corecipient of the prestigious Right Livelihood Award. He is the author of Genetically Modified Organisms and Oilwatching in South America."show more

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