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Sustaining Earth : Response to the Environmental Threat

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How much do we understand about the nature and possible consequences of environmental threats? How are individuals, industry and governments facing up to the destructive potential of ecological degradation? In Sustaining Earth, leading scientists describe and explain the principal environmental threats and their implications. Eminent statesmen, environmentalists and industrialists assess the world's response to these threats in the context of the recommendations of the World Commission on Environment and Development (Brundtland Commission) and the concept of sustainable development.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 184 x 230 x 26mm | 340.19g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1990 ed.
  • XVII, 226 p.
  • 033354921X
  • 9780333549216
  • 2,090,148

Table of contents

Acknowledgements - List of Abbreviations - Notes on the Contributors - Preface; G.H.Brundtland - Introduction - THE BACKGROUND - Endangered Earth; S.S.Ramphal - Threatened Islands, Threatened Earth; Early Professional Science and the Historical Origins of Global Environmental Concerns; R.Grove - THREATS TO THE ENVIRONMENT - The Changing Climate and Problems of Prediction; S.H.Schneider - Acid Precipitation; M.Wilkinson & S.Woodin - Deforestation: a Botanists View; G.T.Prance - Agricultural Pollution: From Costs and Causes to Sustainable Practices; J.N.Pretty - Halocarbons and Stratospheric Ozone: a Warning from Antartica; J.C.Farman - INDIVIDUALS, SOCIETY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - Changes in Perception; M.Holdgate - Religion and the Environment; D.Gosling - Industry and the Environment: A Question of Balance; C.Hampson - NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - OECD Nations and Sustainable Development; C.Caccia - Common Future, Common Challenge: Aid Policy and the Environment; C.Patten - THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - The Brundtland Report, Environmental Advance and the European Community; S.C.Davis - The United Nations System and Sustainable Development; J.Perez de Cuellar - Diplomacy and Sustainable Development; C.Tickell - CONCLUSIONS - Interpreting the Signals; A.Norman - Sustainable Development: Meeting the Growth Imperative for the 21st Century; J.MacNeillshow more