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Managing the Planet : the politics of the new millennium.

Author: Norman Moss
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
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We are at a watershed of history. The human race is now so numerous and its technological power so great that we are having an unprecedented impact on the biosphere, the entire planet. The need to control this impact is giving rise to a new kind of politics - the politics of the planet. The most urgent problem we face is that of climate change. This book gives a vigorous and candid account of how governments  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Moss, Norman.
Managing the Planet : The politics of the new millennium.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Moss
ISBN: 9781134195183 1134195184
OCLC Number: 881417639
Description: 1 online resource (240 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1 Midgley's Children; Chapter 2 The Climate of the Times; Chapter 3 Who Does What?; Chapter 4 Some Nitty-gritty; Chapter 5 What Price the World?; Chapter 6 Some More Nitty-gritty; Chapter 7 New Ways of Doing Things; Chapter 8 Near Future, Far Future; Appendix Political News from a Warmer World: Items from the US press in the year 2060; Notes; Bibliography; Acronyms and Abbreviations; Index.

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We are at a watershed of history. The human race is now so numerous and its technological power so great that we are having an unprecedented impact on the biosphere, the entire planet. The need to control this impact is giving rise to a new kind of politics - the politics of the planet. The most urgent problem we face is that of climate change. This book gives a vigorous and candid account of how governments tentatively felt their way to the first international agreements on climate change and the ozone layer, how these work, and the long-term implications for global governance. It points to th.

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