Defending the World: Politics and Diplomacy of the Environment

Defending the World: Politics and Diplomacy of the Environment

By: David Adamson (author)Hardback

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The plight of the environment requires the co-operation of all nations. This book looks at the problems that have to be overcome if workable agreements and solutions are to be reached.


Introduction. 1. Setting the agenda. 2. Ideals and Realities. 3. Climatology, survival and Politics. 4. The Global Commons: the atmosphere. 5. The Global Commons: the oceans. 6. The Global Commons: Antarctica.. 7. The Global Commons: the tropical forests. 8. The ozone layer. 9. Climate change and agriculture: and a Soviet dissent. 10. Eco-politics: the greening of the greys. 11. The campaigners. 12. The uncertain politics of carbon dioxide. 13. Nuclear power: carbon-free but costly and feared. 14. The pioneering Netherlands: cows, cars and the Western world's age of mobility. 15. Cleaning up Eastern Europe. 16. 1992 and beyond. Explanatory notes. Select bibliography. Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9781850433026
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9781850433026
  • ISBN10: 185043302X

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