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Society and the environment : pragmatic solutions to ecological issues

Author: Michael S Carolan
Publisher: Boulder, CO : Westview Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"Society and the Environment examines today's environmental controversies within a socio-organizational context. After outlining the contours of "pragmatic environmentalism," Carolan explores the material world: air, water, biodiversity, and trash. He considers the pressures that exist where ecology and society collide, such as population growth and its associated increased demands for food and energy. Carolan also  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael S Carolan
ISBN: 9780813350004 081335000X
OCLC Number: 956479069
Description: xxiv, 340 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: Individuals, Societies, and Pragmatic Environmentalism --
2. Greenhouse Gases: Warmer Isn't Better --
3. Waste: Our Sinks Are Almost Sunk --
4. Biodiversity: Society Wouldn't Exist Without It --
5. Water: There's No Substitute --
6. Population: A Problem of Quantity or Quality? --
7. Transportation: Beyond Air Pollution --
8. Food: From Farm to Fork --
9. Energy Production: Our Sun-ny Prospects --
10. Political Economy: Making Markets Fair and Sustainable --
11. Governance: Biases and Blind Spots --
12. Inequality and Growth: Prosperity for All --
13. From Our Beliefs to Our Behaviors: Pragmatic Environmentalism in Action.
Responsibility: Michael Carolan, Colorado State University.

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