The Carbon Footprint Wars: What Might Happen If We Retreat From Globalization?

Sim, Stuart (2009) The Carbon Footprint Wars: What Might Happen If We Retreat From Globalization? Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh. ISBN 9780748637669

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Abstract

Climate change is acknowledged to be the major problem currently facing the human race, and the need to reduce our carbon footprint becomes ever more urgent as the scientific predictions of the effects of climate change become increasingly dire. Whether we are fully aware of the social and political consequences of striving for a significant reduction is more questionable. The Carbon Footprint Wars identifies the many dangers inherent in the projected solutions - such as retreating from the spread of globalization, the current socio-economic paradigm for world trade. The war of words that is being waged over the appropriate way to deal with our collective carbon footprint has critical implications for us all. Stuart Sim examines the issues in detail, raising questions about the assumptions being made on both sides of the climate change divide. He argues that we must urgently address the problem of how to engineer the best possible trade-off between economic survival and ecological disaster - and he puts forward some radical suggestions about how we should set about doing so.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: F800 Physical and Terrestrial Geographical and Environmental Sciences
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Humanities
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Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2012 16:55
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 10:25
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/5226

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