Annual Editions : Environment 08/09

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  • Edition: 27th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-02-20
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin
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This Twenty-Seventh Edition of ANNUAL EDITIONS: ENVIRONMENT 07/08 provides convenient, inexpensive access to current articles selected from the best of the public press. Organizational features include: an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites; an annotated table of contents; a topic guide; a general introduction; brief overviews for each section; a topical index; and an instructor's resource guide with testing materials. USING ANNUAL EDITIONS IN THE CLASSROOM is offered as a practical guide for instructors. ANNUAL EDITIONS titles are supported by our student website, www.mhcls.com/online.

Table of Contents

Preliminary Contents
The Global Environment: An Emerging World View
47157 Summary for Policymakers, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Summary for Policymakers: A Report of Working Group I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change , February 2007 This article summarizes the results of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize winning effort by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report on our “understanding of the human and natural drivers of climate change”
Importantly, it presents estimates of how global warming will affect future climates
The degree of confidence of the assessments is indicated
Even the cautious consensus reached by this large group of scientists from around the world is troubling.
39696 How Many Planets? A Survey of the Global Environment, The Economist , July 6, 2002 In a series of six interconnected short essays, the editors of The Economist present an up-to-date summary of global environmental issues, including sustainable development , the amount of information available on the environment, climate change , and the role of both technology and market forces in helping to shape the future of environmental systems.
39266 Five Meta-Trends Changing the World, David Pearce Snyder, The Futurist , July/August 2004 The process of globalization has produced increasing modernization among both contemporary and modern cultures
Will human adaptability be enough to offset the massive culture changes that accompany such meta-trends as development of a global economy and society?
41792 Globalization’s Effects on the Environment, Jo Kwong, Society , January/February 2005 Globalization , which was supposed to be such a good thing, has become a polarizing issue for policy analysts, environmental activists, economists, and others
The idea of removing barriers to the movement of goods and services has meant an increasing impact on environmental systems through the alteration of economic systems .
42911 Do Global Attitudes and Behaviors Support Sustainable Development?, Anthony A
Environment , November 2005 Sustainable development is necessary in order to meet human needs and maintain the life-support systems of the planet
Advocates of achieving sustainability on a global scale recognize that significant change in values, attitudes, and behavior in human societies will be necessary before sustainability can be achieved
Population, Policy, and Economy
27952 Population and Consumption: What We Know, What We Need to Know
Environment , April 2000 A general consensus exists among scientists that the roots of the current environmental crisis are to be found in a combination of population growth , affluence, and increasing technology
No such consensus exists, however, about the ultimate cause of either population growth or the desire to consume
Notwithstanding this lack of agreement, society needs to sublimate the desire to acquire things for the good of the global commons
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