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Ultimate security : the environmental basis of political stability

Author: Norman Myers
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As forty years of the impending possibility of nuclear war begins to fade away, it is being replaced by the threat of worldwide environmental ruin. In this insightful book, Norman Myers, one of the world's leading experts on the environment and the author of The Primary Source and The Long African Day, presents us with the dilemma which will surely dominate the next century: environmental breakdown. Ozone  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Myers
ISBN: 039303545X 9780393035452
OCLC Number: 123234611
Description: 308 pages
Contents: What it's all about. Environmental security: how it works --
CASE STUDIES: REGIONAL EXAMPLES: The Middle East. Ethiopia. Sub-Saharan Africa. The Philippines. The Indian Subcontinent. El Salvador. Mexico --
CASE STUDIES: GLOBAL EXAMPLES: Population. Ozone-layer depletion and global warming. Mass extinction of species. Environmental refugees. The synergistic connection --
THE NEW SECURITY: Trade-offs with military security. The policy fallout. Finale: A personal reflection.
Responsibility: Norman Myers.

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Discusses the environmental problems which will dominate the geopolitics of the 21st century and which are already affecting the economies, public health and climate of many countries. This text  Read more...

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