Soil Not Oil

Soil Not Oil

This modern-day Silent Spring addresses climate change head on, arguing that the solution to this global crisis lies in sustainable, biologically diverse farms In Soil Not Oil, Vandana Shiva explains that a world beyond dependence on fossil ...

Author: Vandana Shiva

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781623170431

Category: Science

Page: 160

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This modern-day Silent Spring addresses climate change head on, arguing that the solution to this global crisis lies in sustainable, biologically diverse farms In Soil Not Oil, Vandana Shiva explains that a world beyond dependence on fossil fuels and globalization is both possible and necessary. Condemning industrial agriculture as a recipe for ecological and economic disaster, Shiva champions the small, independent farm: their greater productivity, their greater potential for social justice as they put more resources into the hands of the poor, and the biodiversity that is inherent to the traditional farming practiced in small-scale agriculture. What we need most in a time of changing climates and millions who are hungry, she argues, is sustainable, biologically diverse farms that are more resistant to disease, drought, and flood. “The solution to climate change,” she observes, “and the solution to poverty are the same.” Soil Not Oil proposes a solution based on self-organization, sustainability, and community rather than corporate power and profits.
Categories: Science

Hope in the Age of Climate Change

Hope in the Age of Climate Change

The Working Poor: Invisible in America. new York: Knopf, 2004. Shiva, Vandana. Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace. Cambridge, mA: South end, 2005. ———. Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis.

Author: Chris Doran

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498297028

Category: Religion

Page: 258

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It is difficult to be hopeful in the midst of daily news about the effects of climate change on people and our planet. While the Christian basis for hope is the resurrection of Jesus, unfortunately far too many American Protestant Christians do not connect this belief with the daily witness of their faith. This book argues that the resurrection proclaims a notion of hope that should be the foundation of a theology of creation care that manifests itself explicitly in the daily lives of believers. Christian hope not only inspires us to do great and courageous things but also serves as a critique of current systems and powers that degrade humans, nonhumans, and the rest of creation and thus cause us to be hopeless. Belief in the resurrection hope should cause us to be a different sort of people. Christians should think, purchase, eat, and act in novel and courageous ways because they are motivated daily by the resurrection of Jesus. This is the only way to be hopeful in the age of climate change.
Categories: Religion

Sharing the Earth

Sharing the Earth

Environmental Justice bridges the gap between these two movements: environmentalism and human rights advocacy. ... in Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis (2008): “The transition beyond oil is not merely a ...


Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820347707

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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The first of its kind, this anthology of eighty international primary literary texts—poems, short stories, personal essays, testimonials, activist statements, and group-authored visions—illuminates Environmental Justice as a concept and a movement worldwide in a way that is accessible to students, scholars, and general readers. Also included are historical selections that ground contemporary pieces in a continuum of activist concern for the earth and human justice, a much-needed but seldom available perspective. Arts and humanities are crucial in the ongoing effort to achieve an ecologically sustainable and just world. Works of the human imagination provide analyses, articulations of experience, and positive visions of the future that no amount of statistics, data, charts, or graphs can offer because literature speaks not only to the intellect but also to our emotions. Creative literary work, which records human experience both past and present, has the power to warn, to persuade, and to inspire. Each is critical in the shared struggle for Environmental Justice.
Categories: Nature

Climate Crisis Psychoanalysis and Radical Ethics

Climate Crisis  Psychoanalysis  and Radical Ethics

Global Warming Has Begun, Expert Tells Senate. The New York Times. Shiva, V. (2005). Globalization's new wars: Seed, water & life forms. New Delhi: Women Unlimited. Shiva, V. (2008). Soil not oil: Environmental justice in an age of ...

Author: Donna M. Orange

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317299400

Category: Psychology

Page: 148

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Psychoanalysis engages with the difficult subjects in life, but it has been slow to address climate change. Climate Crisis, Psychoanalysis, and Radical Ethics draws on the latest scientific evidence to set out the likely effects of climate change on politics, economics and society more generally, including impacts on psychoanalysts. Despite a tendency to avoid the warnings, times of crisis summon clinicians to emerge from comfortable consulting rooms. Daily engaged with human suffering, they now face the inextricably bound together crises of global warming and massive social injustices. After considering historical and emotional causes of climate unconsciousness and of compulsive consumerism, this book argues that only a radical ethics of responsibility to be "my other’s keeper" will truly wake us up to climate change and bring psychoanalysts to actively take on responsibilities, such as demanding change from governments, living more simply, flying less, and caring for the earth and its inhabitants everywhere. Linking climate justice to radical ethics by way of psychoanalysis, Donna Orange explores many relevant aspects of psychoanalytic expertise, referring to work on trauma, mourning, and the transformation of trouble into purpose. Orange makes practical suggestions for action in the psychoanalytic and psychotherapeutic communities: reducing air travel, consolidating organizations and conferences, better use of internet communication and education. This book includes both philosophical considerations of egoism (close to psychoanalytic narcissism) as problematic, together with work on shame and envy as motivating compulsive and conspicuous consumption. The interweaving of climate emergency and massive social injustice presents psychoanalysts and organized psychoanalysis with a radical ethical demand and an extraordinary opportunity for leadership. Climate Crisis, Psychoanalysis, and Radical Ethics will provide accessible and thought-provoking reading for psychoanalysts and psychotherapists, as well as philosophers, environmental studies scholars and students studying across these fields.
Categories: Psychology

Curricula for Sustainability in Higher Education

Curricula for Sustainability in Higher Education

Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 5, 291. Sen, A. (2009). The idea of justice. London: Allen Lane. Shiva, V. (2015). Soil not oil: Environmental justice in an age of climate crisis. North Atlantic Books.

Author: J. Paulo Davim

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319565057

Category: Science

Page: 130

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This books presents the curricula necessary for sustainability in higher education. It shows how the learning process is transforming in order to promote sustainability. It prepares administrators, teachers and students to diffuse the development in the field, showing a curricula based on three interconnected pillars: the environment, the economic and the social aspects. It contains 8 chapters introducing research advances in the field.
Categories: Science

Air Pollution Clean Energy and Climate Change

Air Pollution  Clean Energy and Climate Change

The globalization of environmental injustice including climate injustice was examined by Shiva (2008) in her book Soil not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis, and a range of research has been done on ...

Author: Anilla Cherian

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119771609

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

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AIR POLLUTION, CLEAN ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE Anthropogenic climate change is a globally recognized threat multiplier. Yet, decades of intergovernmental negotiations have failed to curb toxic levels of fossil fuel energy-related air pollution which the World Health Organization (WHO) has identified as the world's largest, single environmental health risk. Lying in plain view are the troubling truths about the morbidity and ill-health burdens associated with anthropogenic climate change that are borne by those who have done the least to contribute to per capita emissions of greenhouse gas emissions. Ignoring the nexus between air pollution, lack of access to clean energy and climate adversities represents a collective failure of the UN's ambitious, universally agreed upon 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda (SDA) which pledged 'to leave no one behind'. This book highlights the air pollution crisis that emanates from the heavy reliance on polluting forms of energy and the urbanization of poverty in developing countries. It provides a framework for understanding why the broader sustainable development community needs to address the more neglected intersection between adverse climatic impacts and energy-related air pollution which devastates the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable amongst us, especially young children, women and the elderly. It focuses on the importance of breaking down persistent global silos and goals on sustainable energy for all, and climate change reflected in the UN's 2030 SDA, and the 2015 Paris Agreement. Integrating clean air and climate mitigation measures that specifically include curbing short lived climate pollutants such as black carbon via innovative partnerships/modalities are seen as vital to clean energy and climate responsive action. This book argues that linked actions by non-nation state actors aimed at reducing air pollution and ameliorating short term climate pollutants in the most populous cities, particularly in countries like India where annual average particulate matter pollution levels consistently exceed WHO guidelines are essential in reducing grave health costs and disease burdens. Air Pollution, Clean Energy and Climate Change will be of particular interest to policy makers, researchers, environmental advocates, civil society stakeholders and practitioners who want to understand the urgency of addressing linkages between climate change, fossil fuel energy, air pollution and public health risks. The cover image is an oil painting by Anilla Cherian, which incorporates tree bark and twigs, and serves as a reminder of the daily energy sources used by millions who lack access to clean energy and are exposed to high levels of household air pollution. It is the second-part of a series, with the first one serving as the cover image to Energy and Global Climate Change (Cherian, 2015). Photograph of painting by Alison Sheehy Photography.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Routledge Handbook of Technology Crime and Justice

The Routledge Handbook of Technology  Crime and Justice

New South Wales Environmental Protection Authority (2013) Annual Report 2012–2013. Sydney: NSW EPA. ... Shiva, V. (2008) Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis. Brooklyn: South End Press.

Author: M. R. McGuire

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317590750

Category: Social Science

Page: 696

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Technology has become increasingly important to both the function and our understanding of the justice process. Many forms of criminal behaviour are highly dependent upon technology, and crime control has become a predominantly technologically driven process – one where ‘traditional’ technological aids such as fingerprinting or blood sample analysis are supplemented by a dizzying array of tools and techniques including surveillance devices and DNA profiling. This book offers the first comprehensive and holistic overview of global research on technology, crime and justice. It is divided into five parts, each corresponding with the key stages of the offending and justice process: Part I addresses the current conceptual understanding of technology within academia and the criminal justice system; Part II gives a comprehensive overview of the current relations between technology and criminal behaviour; Part III explores the current technologies within crime control and the ways in which technology underpins contemporary formal and informal social control; Part IV sets out some of the fundamental impacts technology is now having upon the judicial process; Part V reveals the emerging technologies for crime, control and justice and considers the extent to which new technology can be effectively regulated. This landmark collection will be essential reading for academics, students and theorists within criminology, sociology, law, engineering and technology, and computer science, as well as practitioners and professionals working within and around the criminal justice system.
Categories: Social Science

Historical Dictionary of Environmentalism

Historical Dictionary of Environmentalism

From the Ground Up: Environmental Racism and the Rise of the Environmental Justice Movement. New York: New York University Press, 2001. ... Soil Not Oil: Environmental Justice in an Age of Climate Crisis. Reprinted. Berkeley, Calif.

Author: Peter Dauvergne

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442269613

Category: Nature

Page: 386

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Environmentalism contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on important events, issues, organizations, ideas, and people shaping the direction of environmentalism worldwide.
Categories: Nature

Asset Building Community Development

Asset Building   Community Development

Washington, DC: Island. Schlosberg, D. (2009). Defining environmental justice: Theories, movements, and nature. New York: Oxford University Press. Shiva, V. (2008). Soil not oil: Environmental justice in an age of climate crisis.

Author: Gary Paul Green

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412982238

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 339

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Employing a broad definition of community development, this book shows how asset building can help increase the capacity of residents to improve their quality of life. It provides students and practitioners with theoretical and practical guidance on how to mobilize community capital (physical, human, social, financial, environmental, political, and cultural) to effect positive change. Authors Gary Paul Green and Anna Haines show that development controlled by community-based organizations provides a better match between these assets and the needs of the communities.
Categories: Business & Economics

A Handbook of Food Crime

A Handbook of Food Crime

Shearing, C. (2015) 'Criminology and the anthropocene', Criminology & Criminal Justice, vol 15, no 3, pp 255–69. Shiva, V. (2008) Soil not oil: Environmental justice in an age of climate crisis, Brooklyn, NY: South End Press.

Author: Gray, Allison

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447356288

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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Food today is over-corporatized and under-regulated. It is involved in many immoral, harmful, and illegal practices along production, distribution, and consumption systems. These problematic conditions have significant consequences on public health and well-being, nonhuman animals, and the environment, often simultaneously. In this insightful book, Gray and Hinch explore the phenomenon of food crime. Through discussions of food safety, food fraud, food insecurity, agricultural labour, livestock welfare, genetically modified foods, food sustainability, food waste, food policy, and food democracy, they problematize current food systems and criticize their underlying ideologies. Bringing together the best contemporary research in this area, they argue for the importance of thinking criminologically about food and propose radical solutions to the realities of unjust food systems.
Categories: Social Science