9780745327280

Ecological Debt Global Warning and the Wealth of Nations

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  • ISBN13:

    9780745327280

  • ISBN10:

    0745327281

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-04-15
  • Publisher: Pluto Press

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Summary

Shows how millions in the West are running up huge ecological debts to the third world through over consumption.

Author Biography

Andrew Simms is policy director of nef (new economics foundation), the award winning independent British think-and-do tank. He went to the London School of Economics, led campaigns for several major aid and development agencies and was one of the original organisers of the Jubilee 2000 debt campaign. He is a regular commentator in the national press and broadcast media, and is on the board of Greenpeace UK and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) Europe. Over several years he has written groundbreaking reports on issues ranging from debt, trade, aid, and big business, to biotechnology, and climate change.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
1 A Short Walk to Venus
2 The Chemist's Warning: a Short History of Global Warming
3 The Heaven Bursters: Tuvalu and the Fate of Nations
4 The Great Reversal of Human Progress
5 Ecological Debt
6 The Carbon Debt
7 Rationalising Self-destruction (Or Why People Are More Stupid Than Frogs)
8 The Car Park at the End of the World
9 Pay Back Time: the Law, Climate Change and Ecological Debt
10 Data for the Doubtful: the Lessons of War Economies
11 The New Adjustment
12 Minerva's Owl
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