Global Overshoot

Contemplating the World's Converging Problems

Author: doug cocks

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461462657

Category: Science

Page: 401

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Global Overshoot is a multidisciplinary analysis (including history and pre-history) from an ecological and evolutionary perspective of the contemporary world system. This book compares and critiques attitudes held by people with different world views to the hypothetical prospect of large widespread falls in quality of life. It also draws insights from these two analyses to develop and suggest a philosophy of Ecohumanism to people of good will who want to think constructively about the world’s converging problems, i.e. think altruistically and ‘think like an evolving ecosystem.’
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Horizonte gegenwärtiger Ethik

Festschrift für Josef Schuster SJ

Author: Paul-Chummar Chittilappilly

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 3451848759

Category: Religion

Page: 732

View: 5082

Die moraltheologische Reflexion und Diskussion im Anschluss an das Zweite Vatikanische Konzil war insbesondere durch das Programmwort von der "autonomen Moral im christlichen Kontext" bestimmt. Ihr Anliegen ist eine überzeugende Grundlegung der theologischen Ethik, die auch auf kritische Nachfragen seitens der Philosophie Antwort zu geben vermag. Nur so lassen sich Fragen lehramtlicher Autorität in Sachen Moral und die vielen Sachfragen in den einzelnen Bereichsethiken beantworten. Besondere Brisanz verleiht diesen Fragen dabei der faktisch herrschende ethische Pluralismus in Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft. Pater Josef Schuster SJ, langjähriger Professor für Moraltheologie an der Philosophisch-Theologischen Hochschule St. Georgen in Frankfurt a. M., hat diese Herausforderungen in seinem Wirken angenommen. Aus Anlass seines 70. Geburtstages versammelt die Festschrift eine große Zahl von Beiträgen namhafter Fachvertreter zu grundlegenden Fragen wie auch zu brennenden Fragen der aktuellen theologisch-ethischen Diskussion. Dadurch eröffnet sie ein unvergleichliches Panorama gegenwärtiger Ethik.
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Routledge Handbook of Global Environmental Politics

Author: Paul G. Harris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135090513

Category: Political Science

Page: 540

View: 7426

This handbook provides a comprehensive and authoritative survey of Global Environmental Politics. It brings together leading international academic experts and features 40 chapters that: Describe the history of global environmental politics as a discipline and explain the various theories and perspectives used by scholars and students to understand it. Examine the key actors and institutions in global environmental politics, explaining the role of states, international organizations, regimes, international law, foreign policy institutions, domestic politics, corporations and transnational actors. Address the ideas and themes shaping the practice and study of global environmental politics, including sustainability, consumption, expertise, uncertainty, security, diplomacy, North-South relations, globalisation, justice, ethics, participation and citizenship. Assess the key issues and policies within global environmental politics, including energy, climate change, ozone depletion, air pollution, acid rain, sustainable transport, persistent organic pollutants, hazardous wastes, water, rivers, wetlands, oceans, fisheries, marine mammals, biodiversity, migratory species, natural heritage, forests, desertification, food and agriculture. With an in-depth new preface by the Editor, this edition of the handbook is an invaluable resource for students, scholars, researchers and practitioners of environmental politics, environmental studies, environmental science, geography, international relations and political science.
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Handbook on Growth and Sustainability

Author: Peter A. Victor,Brett Dolter

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1783473568


Page: N.A

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This Handbook assembles original contributions from influential authors such as Herman Daly, Paul Ekins, Marina Fischer-Kowalski, Jeroen van den Bergh, William E. Rees and Tim Jackson who have helped to define our understanding of growth and sustainability. The Handbook also presents new contributions on topics such as degrowth, the debt-based financial system, cultural change, energy return on investment, shorter working hours and employment, and innovation and technology. Explorations of these issues can deepen our understanding of whether growth is sustainable and, in turn, whether a move away from growth can be sustained. With issues such as climate change looming large, our understanding of growth and sustainability is critical. This Handbook offers a broad range of perspectives that can help the reader to decide: Growth? Sustainability? Both? Or neither?
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A History

Author: Jeremy L. Caradonna

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019937242X

Category: Science

Page: 208

View: 9259

The word is nearly ubiquitous: at the grocery store we shop for "sustainable foods" that were produced from "sustainable agriculture"; groups ranging from small advocacy organizations to city and state governments to the United Nations tout "sustainable development" as a strategy for local and global stability; and woe betide the city-dweller who doesn't aim for a "sustainable lifestyle." Seeming to have come out of nowhere to dominate the discussion-from permaculture to renewable energy to the local food movement-the ideas that underlie and define sustainability can be traced back several centuries. In this illuminating and fascinating primer, Jeremy L. Caradonna does just that, approaching sustainability from a historical perspective and revealing the conditions that gave it shape. Locating the underpinnings of the movement as far back as the 1660s, Caradonna considers the origins of sustainability across many fields throughout Europe and North America. Taking us from the emergence of thoughts guiding sustainable yield forestry in the late 17th and 18th centuries, through the challenges of the Industrial Revolution, the birth of the environmental movement, and the emergence of a concrete effort to promote a balanced approach to development in the latter half of the 20th century, he shows that while sustainability draws upon ideas of social justice, ecological economics, and environmental conservation, it is more than the sum of its parts and blends these ideas together into a dynamic philosophy. Caradonna's book broadens our understanding of what "sustainability" means, revealing how it progressed from a relatively marginal concept to an ideal that shapes everything from individual lifestyles, government and corporate strategies, and even national and international policy. For anyone seeking understand the history of those striving to make the world a better place to live, here's a place to start.
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The limits to growth

the 30-year update

Author: Donella H. Meadows,Jørgen Randers,Dennis L. Meadows

Publisher: Chelsea Green


Category: Nature

Page: 338

View: 4021

[This book] brings data on overshoot and global ecological collapse to the present moment. It provides a short course in the World3 computer model, types of growth, and the various kinds of over-shoot likely to occur in the current century. While it remains to be seen whether public policy will respond effectively and in time to problems such as climate change, this book makes compellingly clear the vital need for a sustainability revolution.-Dust jacket.
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Limits to growth the 30-year update

Author: Donella H. Meadows,Dennis L. Meadows,Jørgen Randers

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1849775869

Category: Economic development

Page: 363

View: 2926

Combining a large amount of new data, more powerful computer modelling and the latest thinking on sustainability, ecological footprinting and limits, this updated edition of 'Limits to Growth' makes an even more urgent case for a rapid readjustment of the global economy toward a sustainable path.
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Encyclopedia of Energy: Ec-Ge

Author: Cutler J. Cleveland,Robert U. Ayres

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780121764821

Category: Science

Page: 893

View: 2077

Provides information about all aspects of energy, covering a wealth of areas throughout the natural, social and engineering sciences.
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Source-Full Intelligence

Understanding Uniqueness and Oneness Through Education

Author: Dr. Coomi Vevaina

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1491800542

Category: Religion

Page: 1

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Source-Full Intelligence, Understanding Uniqueness and Oneness through Education is a groundbreaking book which will give you an entirely new understanding of holistic education. Written by an internationally renowned educator, teacher trainer and researcher, the book is intended for all who love and care for children and young adults. It details the toxicity of our educational systems and offers viable alternatives in order to make the process of education a joyful one for learners. It urges all care givers and educators to begin by developing their own Source-full Intelligence to enable them to understand the dual capacity that we humans have of conceptualising and experiencing our uniqueness and oneness, and pass on this understanding to learners. With the help of two lesson plans in the final chapter, it demonstrates how we can fruitfully replace the Self-versus-Other consciousness with a Self-and-Other consciousness and lead children to an even higher awareness that all is Self and there is in fact, no Other. By courageously examining our own belief systems and replacing delimiting beliefs with life-enhancing ones, each one of us can, in our own unique way, contribute towards making our rapidly shrinking and increasingly threatened world a better place for ourselves and for the generations to come.
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Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London

Biological sciences. Series B

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biology

Page: N.A

View: 7373

Each issue of Transactions B is devoted to a specific area of the biological sciences, including clinical science. All papers are peer reviewed and edited to the highest standards. Published on the 29th of each month, Transactions B is essential reading for all biologists.
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Social forces

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Global Trends

Facing up to a Changing World

Author: A. Done

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230358977

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 9573

Looks at the bigger picture, and the future trends that are going to affect the global business world over the next few years. The author analyses traditional themes such as technology and sustainability but also takes into consideration the effects of developments in other areas such as health, education and demographics
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Environmental studies

Author: Thomas A. Easton

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin

ISBN: 9780073527581

Category: Science

Page: 228

View: 8886

This reader provides over 40 selections of enduring intellectual value--classic articles, book excerpts, and research studies--that have shaped our contemporary understanding of the environment.
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People & the Planet

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Environmental policy

Page: N.A

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Author: Jay H. Withgott

Publisher: Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780136019718

Category: Science

Page: 64

View: 1076

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Sustainable Development Indicators in Ecological Economics

Author: Philip A. Lawn

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 467

View: 1490

Since the late 1980s and early 1990s, national governments have introduced policy measures designed to steer their economies along a more sustainable path. This book discusses the ways in which sustainable development indicators can be improved in order to both assess the impact of past policies and avoid the repetition of previous failings.
Posted in Business & Economics

Architecture California

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

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Posted in Architecture

Environmental Problems and Human Behavior

Author: Gerald T. Gardner

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205156054

Category: Psychology

Page: 369

View: 8919

This book examines the behavioural dimensions of global and regional environmental problems such as the greenhouse effect, ozone depletion, deforestation, air pollution, and water pollution. The book asks: What does our knowledge of human behaviour tell us about the root causes of environmental problems and about strategies for solving them? Gardner and Stern seek to answer these questions by presenting a new synthesis of relevant research findings and theories from psychology, the other behavioural and social sciences, and other disciplines.
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An Introduction to Concepts and Issues

Author: John Robert Weeks

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company


Category: Social Science

Page: 673

View: 2641

This book covers basic demographic concepts and then examines the following topics as they relate to population growthuwomen and families, aging, urbanization, economic development, food and pollution, population policy and applied demography."
Posted in Social Science