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.