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Taking sides. Clashing views in sustainability

Robert W. Taylor (Editor)
Presents current controversial issues in a debate-style format, with readings that reflect opposing positions.-- From publisher's description
Print Book, English, ©2014
McGraw-Hill, New York, N.Y., ©2014
xlii, 528 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
9780073514536, 0073514535
Unit 1. Principles and overview. Issue 1. Is sustainability a realistic objective for society? ; Issue 2. Is sustainability more about politics than science? ; Issue 3. Are Western values, ethics, and dominant paradigms compatible with sustainability? ; Issue 4. Does sustainability mean a lower standard of living?
Unit 2. Global issues. Issue 5. Can India and China reduce their dependence on coal? ; Issue 6. Is poverty responsible for global environmental degradation? ; Issue 7. Is limiting consumption rather than limiting population the key to sustainability? ; Issue 8. Can technology deliver global sustainability?
Unit 3. Policy. Issue 9. Is monetizing ecosystem services essential for sustainability? ; Issue 10. Does the market work better than government at transitioning to sustainability? ; Issue 11. Does sustainable urban development require more policy innovation and planning? ; Issue 12. Should water be privatized?
Unit 4. Natural resources. Issue 13. Can our marine resources be sustainably managed? ; Issue 14. Is natural gas hydraulic fracturing safe? ; Issue 15. Can species preservation be successfully managed? ; Issue 16. Can sustainable agriculture feed the world?
Unit 5. Energy, business, and society. Issue 17. Can nuclear energy be green? ; Issue 18. Is corporate sustainability more public relations than real? ; Issue 19. Are social concerns taken seriously in the "triple bottom line" of sustainability? ; Issue 20. Can cities be made sustainable?