Author: Stockholm International Peace Research InstitutePublish On: 1986
This volume examines the extent to which global deficiencies and degradation of natural resources, coupled with their uneven distribution, can lead to unlikely alliances, national rivalries, and even war.
Author: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Category: Political Science
This volume examines the extent to which global deficiencies and degradation of natural resources, coupled with their uneven distribution, can lead to unlikely alliances, national rivalries, and even war. The study evaluates the influence of such factors as geographical distribution, availability, scarcity, and depletion of the world's natural resources--including oil, natural gas, minerals, fresh water, ocean fisheries, and food crops--on strategic and military policy-making. Westing also studies the effect of differential population growth on the actual and perceived availability of resources and presents an expanded, environmentally based view of international security.
The four volumes in this set discuss not only the aspects of the resources themselves, but their economic and social impact as well. Plus, complimentary online access is provided through Salem Science.
Author: Craig W. Allin
Publisher: Salem PressInc
The topic of our natural resources has become an important issue over the last few years. The abundance of some (and scarcity of others) has sparked many a debate. The four volumes in this set discuss not only the aspects of the resources themselves, but their economic and social impact as well. Plus, complimentary online access is provided through Salem Science.
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Post Office and Civil Service. Subcommittee on Census and PopulationPublish On: 1988
APPENDIX A The Global Resources , Environment and Population Act was first
considered in the 97th Congress when Senator Mark Hatfield ( R - OR ) and
Representative Richard ottinger ( D - NY ) introduced the bill for the first time . In
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Post Office and Civil Service. Subcommittee on Census and Population
Global Environmental Challenges provides important information and gives us hope about the environment. This book first helps us to grasp these difficulties, then shows us the choices we can make.
Author: David E. Lorey
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Social Science
The most serious environmental problems of the twenty-first century have the potential to alter the course of life on this planet. Global warming, toxic waste, water and air pollution, acid rain, and shrinking energy supplies are frightening challenges that may threaten our future if we do not face up to them. Global Environmental Challenges provides important information and gives us hope about the environment. This book first helps us to grasp these difficulties, then shows us the choices we can make. How long to leave a light on, whether to take the car, the train, or bicycle to work, whether to recycle or throw away, whether to vote to curb continued suburban sprawl-all of these decisions can make a difference. This collection of some of the best essays and articles on the environment comes from a variety of sources, including journals, magazines, websites of ecological/conservation organizations, and other publications. Five major sections investigate the interaction of population growth, consumption, and environment; the emerging crisis in freshwater around the globe; global climate and atmosphere (including global warming); biodiversity loss; and the concept of sustainable development-using natural resources to place future human development on a sustainable path. The final section on sustainable development reveals how we can take action. As individuals, we can make a difference readily and easily without making huge personal sacrifices. As societies, we can work together in a global community of interest to sustain the earth. This valuable resource offers readers a better understanding of our environmental problems and presents solutions to improving the health of the planet.
This volume concerns itself with the ethical principles and concepts relating to the environment: nature, resources and the planet.
Author: Robin Attfield
Publisher: Purdue University Press
This volume concerns itself with the ethical principles and concepts relating to the environment: nature, resources and the planet. This is placed in the context of ethical theory, and consideration is given to the way these values have transformed received ethical traditions. Issues include the intrinsic value of nonhuman species, obligations to future generations, and the aesthetic needs of humanity. Both the universal responsibilities and their application are investigated. The international responsibilities to the planet are seen in the context of some of the most alarming future scenarios: limited access to water, the changing global climate, population explosion, the destruction of ecosystems, and even the extinction of humanity.
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This book helps prepare students for careers that require collaboration with stakeholders and co-workers from various disciplines.
Author: Alan McIntosh
Case Studies for Integrating Science and the Global Environment is designed to help students of the environment and natural resources make the connections between their training in science and math and today’s complex environmental issues. The book provides an opportunity for students to apply important skills, knowledge, and analytical tools to understand, evaluate, and propose solutions to today’s critical environmental issues. The heart of the book includes four major content areas: water resources; the atmosphere and air quality; ecosystem alteration; and global resources and human needs. Each of these sections features in-depth case studies covering a range of issues for each resource, offering rich opportunities to teach how various scientific disciplines help inform the issue at hand. Case studies provide readers with experience in interpreting real data sets and considering alternate explanations for trends shown by the data. This book helps prepare students for careers that require collaboration with stakeholders and co-workers from various disciplines. Includes global case studies using real data sets that allow readers to practice interpreting data and evaluating alternative explanations Focuses on critical skills and knowledge, encouraging readers to apply science and math to real world problems Employs a system-based approach, linking air, water, and land resources to help readers understand that cause-effect may be complex and solutions to environmental problems require multiple perspectives Includes special features such as links to video clips of scientists at work, boxed information, a solutions section at the end of each case study, and practice exercises
This book challenges the reader through its rigorous coverage of these topics, while also provoking further exploration.
Author: Quentin Grafton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
The Economics of the Environment and Natural Resourcescovers the essential topics students need to understandenvironmental and resource problems and their possible solutions.Its unique lecture format provides an in-depth exploration ofdiscrete topics, ideal for upper-level undergraduate, graduate ordoctoral study. Each chapter depicts the key theoretical insights,major issues, and real-life problems that motivate the subject. Inaddition, the chapters feature practical applications and casestudies, a list of annotated further reading, and extensivereferences. Offers broad treatment of issues in Environmental and ResourceEconomics. Provides in-depth exploration of a wide range of topics withits unique lecture format. Depicts key theoretical insights, major issues, and real-lifeproblems for each subject. Features case studies, annotated further reading, extensivereferences, and a detailed glossary.
Microbial diversity is an unseen global resource that deserves to be conserved
and utilized judiciously. Microbial resource centers play an important role in this
regard as they act as living libraries holding microorganisms. The primary
Author: Abdul Malik
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This volume details the exploration, collection, characterization, evaluation and conservation of microbes for sustainable utilization in the development of the global as well as national economies, e.g. in agriculture, ecosystems, environments, industry and medicine. Many research institutes and universities all over the world carry out microbiological and biotechnological research, which generates substantial genomic resources such as cDNA libraries, gene constructs, promoter regions, transgenes and more valuable assets for gene discovery and transgenic product development. This work provides up-to-date information on the management of microbial resources in the environment. It also covers the ecology of microorganisms in natural and engineered environments. In trying to understand microbial interactions it further focuses on genomic, metagenomic and molecular advances, as well as on microbial diversity and phylogeny; ecological studies of human, animal and plant microbiology and disease; microbial processes and interactions in the environment; and key technological advances. Though not intended to serve as an encyclopedic review of the subject, the various chapters investigate both theoretical and practical aspects and provide essential basic information for future research to support continued development.
The book examines aspects of the nexus between population, resources, environment and development, and presents ideas on what can be done in the future.
Author: Mostafa Kamal Tolba
Category: Business & Economics
Earth and Us: Population, Resources, Environment, Development is a compilation of ideas and thoughts of leading international statesmen, political leaders, economists and environmentalists, on the complex interlinkages between man and his environment. The book examines aspects of the nexus between population, resources, environment and development, and presents ideas on what can be done in the future. The articles contained in the book covers various topics such as environmental concerns in the third world; climatic change, environment and development; environmental aspects of agricultural and rural development; and environmental protection and economic development. Environmentalists, ecologists, and policy makers will find the book highly insightful.
The Book Will Create Awareness Among The Readers About The Need To Adopt Sustainable Practices, Protect Natural Habitats, Preserve Biodiversity And Re-Establish Environmental Ethics And Values.
Author: K. R. Gupta
Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
Category: Economic development
Some Major Developments Witnessed During The 20Th Century Have Greatly Impacted Human Beings As Well As The Planet Earth The Only Known Planet To Support Life. Incalculable Harm Is Being Caused To Natural Habitats, Eco-Systems And Environment By Unprecedented Growth In Population Resulting In Great Rise In Consumption; Rapid Increase In Urbanization And Industrialisation; Dramatic Changes In Global Economic Environment; And Reckless Use Of Mineral And Forest Resources, Etc.As A Result Of Man S Unsustainable Practices, There Is An Ongoing Depletion Of Our Planet S Biological Treasures, And A Real Threat Of Acceleration In Greenhouse Effect And Global Warming. Serious Consequences Are Apprehended Because Of Receding Of Glaciers. Rapid Melting Of Snow Will Lead To Quick Run Off Of Water And Submersion Of Coastal Areas And Several Small Islands. Weakening Of The Great Reservoirs Of Water And The Sources Of Rivers Will Adversely Affect The Volume And Flow Of Water. Adverse Climate Changes Anticipated Include Intensification Of Tropical Cyclones, Irregular Rainfall Patterns, Frequent Droughts And Floods.Global Environment: Problems And Policies Is An Anthology Containing Articles By Erudite Scholars And Environmentalists Who Have Analysed The Above Issues And Made Valuable Suggestions On Pertinent Aspects Like Planning And Designing Of Hydrological Structures, River Basin Management, Flood Control, Drought Management, Urban Planning, Industrial Development And Disposal Of Toxic Chemical Wastes.The Book Will Be Highly Useful For Students And Researchers Working In The Field Of Environment. Policymakers, Executives And Industrialists Will Also Find It Useful. The Book Will Create Awareness Among The Readers About The Need To Adopt Sustainable Practices, Protect Natural Habitats, Preserve Biodiversity And Re-Establish Environmental Ethics And Values.
global. environmental. change. Stefan. Gossling. and. C. Michael. Hall.
Introduction Tourism is largely dependent on natural resources. For example, the
provision of fresh water for drinking, taking showers, swimming pools or the
irrigation of ...
Author: Stefan Gössling
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
The first part of the book is devoted to an in-depth study of the effects of global environmental change for tourism in different environments, including polar regions, mountains, lakes/streams, forests, costal zones, deserts, and urban environments. The second part looks at some specific global aspects of environmental change affecting tourism, such as the spread of diseases in changing climates, the availability of water resources, and extreme weather events. The third section will thus look at stakeholder perceptions of global environmental change. In particular, the perceptions of tourists, tourist industry and policy makers will be highlighted. Finally, a fourth section will look at adaptation. Contributions will seek to discuss the options of restructuring the tourist industry in a changing world. (Midwest).