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Bankrupting Nature : Denying Our Planetary Boundaries.

Author: Anders Wijkman; Johan Rockström
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
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This powerful book shows us that we are in deep denial about the magnitude of the global environmental challenges and resource constraints facing the world. Despite growing scientific consensus on major environmental threats as well as resource depletion, societies are largely continuing with business as usual, at best attempting to tinker at the margins of the problems. The authors argue that regardless of whether  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Wijkman, Anders.
Bankrupting Nature : Denying Our Planetary Boundaries.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anders Wijkman; Johan Rockström
ISBN: 9781136263941 1136263942
OCLC Number: 828298589
Description: 1 online resource (225 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Bankrupting Nature; Copyright Page; Contents; List of illustrations; Foreword by Sunita Narain; Foreword by Pavan Sukhdev; Acknowledgements; 1 The environmental space is limited; 2 'Politics in crisis' by Anders Wijkman; 3 Science's role and responsibility by Johan Rockström; 4 From Copenhagen to Durban; 5 Respect the planetary boundaries; 6 A triply green revolution; 7 Energy --
the only currency; 8 The forgotten issue; 9 The weapon of doubt; 10 The greenhouse effect; 11 What climate deniers do not want to know; 12 The Arctic: the canary in the mine. 13 Is Sweden a world champion in climate policy?14 Getting the economy right; 15 The financial sector: ignoring the risks; 16 Growth's dilemma; 17 Towards a circular economy; 18 How much is enough?; 19 The road ahead; References; Index.

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This powerful book shows us that we are in deep denial about the magnitude of the global environmental challenges and resource constraints facing the world. Despite growing scientific consensus on major environmental threats as well as resource depletion, societies are largely continuing with business as usual, at best attempting to tinker at the margins of the problems. The authors argue that regardless of whether governments respond to the economic crisis through additional stimulus packages or reduced government spending, environmental and resource constraints will remain. The crisis wil.

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