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Taking sides. Clashing views on controversial environmental issues

Author: Thomas A Easton; Theodore D Goldfarb
Publisher: Maidenhead : McGraw-Hill Education, 2004.
Series: Taking sides.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 10th edView all editions and formats
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Represents the arguments of leading environmentalists, scientists, and policymakers. The issues in this book reflect a variety of viewpoints and are staged as "pro" and "con" debates. It organizes  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas A Easton; Theodore D Goldfarb
ISBN: 0072933178 9780072933178
OCLC Number: 53871783
Description: 437 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Philosophy and politics --
Should a price be put on the goods and services provided by the world's ecosystems? --
Is biodiversity overprotected? --
Are environmental regulations too restrictive? --
Should environmental policy attempt to cure environmental racism? --
Is the precautionary principle a sound basis for international policy? --
Do environmentalists overstate their case? --
pt. 2. Environmental impacts --
Should the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge be opened to oil drilling? --
Should DDT be banned worldwide? --
Is genetic engineering an environmentally sound way to increase food production? --
Do environmental hormone mimics pose a potentially serious health threat? --
Is the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to tighten air quality standards for ozone and particulates justified? --
Do human activities threaten to change the global climate? --
pt. 3. Disposing of wastes --
Hazardous waste : should the "polluter pays" provision of Superfund be weakened? --
Municipal waste : is recycling an environmentally and economically sound waste management strategy? --
Nuclear waste : should the United States continue to focus plans for permanent nuclear waste disposal exclusively at Yucca Mountain? --
pt. 4. Potential solutions --
Is limiting population growth a key factor in protecting the global environment? --
Will pollution rights trading effectively control environmental problems? --
Will voluntary action by industry reduce the need for future environmental regulation? --
Is sustainable development compatible with human welfare?
Series Title: Taking sides.
Other Titles: Clashing views on controversial environmental issues
Environmental issues
Responsibility: Thomas Easton, Theodore Goldfarb [editors].

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