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Our country, the planet : forging a partnership for survival

Author: S S Ramphal
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Island Press, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Global warming. Acid rain. Expanding deserts. Dwindling forests. Depletion of the ozone layer. Freshwater scarcity. The problems are all too familiar, and the lengthening list adds up to a crisis that threatens to overwhelm us unless an unprecedented level of international cooperation can be reached." "But all countries have not contributed equally to these problems, and all are not in equal positions to solve
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S S Ramphal
ISBN: 1559631651 9781559631655 1559631643 9781559631648
OCLC Number: 24906389
Description: xxi, 291 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Seymour Topping --
Pt. 1. Overview. 1. A Fragile World --
Pt. 2. Ravages. 2. Air and Water. 3. Earth and Fire --
Pt. 3. Causes. 4. The Profligate Rich. 5. The Powerless Poor. 6. Population Pressures. 7. A Feudal world --
Pt. 4. Responses. 8. Ethics of Survival. 9. Muddling Through or Worse. 10. Enlightened Change.
Responsibility: Shridath Ramphal ; foreword by Seymour Topping.
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Prepared for the Earth Summit, this book presents a wide-ranging discussion of the global environmental crisis and the positions and perceptions of both developed and developing nations. The author  Read more...

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