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Red Sky at Morning; America and the Crisis of the Global Environment, second edition,9780300107760

Red Sky at Morning; America and the Crisis of the Global Environment, second edition

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2nd
ISBN13:

9780300107760

ISBN10:
0300107765
Media:
Trade Paper
Pub. Date:
3/11/2005
Publisher(s):
Yale University Press
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Summary

This book will change the way we understand the future of our planet. It is both alarming and hopeful. James Gustave Speth, renowned as a visionary environmentalist leader, warns that in spite of all the international negotiations and agreements of the past two decades, efforts to protect Earth's environment are not succeeding. Still, he says, the challenges are not insurmountable. He offers comprehensive, viable new strategies for dealing with environmental threats around the world. The author explains why current approaches to critical global environmental problemsclimate change, biodiversity loss, deterioration of marine environments, deforestation, water shortages, and othersdon't work. He offers intriguing insights into why we have been able to address domestic environmental threats with some success while largely failing at the international level. Setting forth eight specific steps to a sustainable future, Speth convincingly argues that dramatically different government and citizen action are now urgent. If ever a book could be described as "essential," this is it.

Author Biography

James Gustav Speth is dean and professor at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University. He founded and was president of the World Resources Institute, co-founded the Natural Resources Defense Council, served as adviser on enviromental issues for Presidents Carter and Clinton, and was chief executive officer of the United Nations Development Programme. For his role in bringing the global warming issue to wide public attention, Speth was awarded the prestigious Blue Planet Prize.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Prologue: 1980 1(10)
Part One. Environmental Challenges Go Global... 11(64)
1. A World of Wounds
13(10)
2. Lost in Eden
23(20)
3. Pollution and Climate Change in a Full World
43(32)
Part Two. ...And the World Responds 75(42)
4. First Attempt at Global Environmental Governance
77(21)
5. Anatomy of Failure
98(19)
Part Three. Facing Up to Underlying Causes 117(32)
6. Ten Drivers of Environmental Deterioration
119(21)
7. Globalization and the Environment
140(9)
Part Four. The Transition to Sustainability 149(54)
8. Attacking the Root Causes
151(21)
9. Taking "Good Governance" Seriously
172(19)
10. The Most Fundamental Transition of All
191(12)
Afterword 203(28)
Resources for Citizens 231(26)
List of Abbreviations 257(4)
Notes 261(38)
For Further Reading: A Bookshelf 299(8)
Index 307


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