The Bridge at the Edge of the World

Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability

by: James Gustave Speth

The Bridge at the Edge of the World

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Author: James Gustave Speth

Publisher: Yale University Press

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Format: Hardback

Publication date: 15 April 2008

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ISBN: 0300136110 ISBN 13: 9780300136111

The Bridge at the Edge of the World by James Gustave Speth

How serious are the threats to our environment? This book observes that the environmental community has grown in strength and sophistication, but the environment has continued to decline, to the point that we are at the edge of catastrophe. Top page

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How serious are the threats to our environment? Here is one measure of the problem: if we continue to do exactly what we are doing, with no growth in the human population or the world economy, the world in the latter part of this century will be unfit to live in. Of course human activities are not holding at current levels - they are accelerating, dramatically - and so, too, is the pace of climate disruption, biotic impoverishment, and toxification. In this book Gus Speth, author of "Red Sky at Morning" and a widely respected environmentalist, begins with the observation that the environmental community has grown in strength and sophistication, but the environment has continued to decline, to the point that we are now at the edge of catastrophe.Speth contends that this situation is a severe indictment of the economic and political system we call modern capitalism. Our vital task is now to change the operating instructions for today's destructive world economy before it is too late. The book is about how to do that. Top page

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Publisher & Imprint: Yale University Press

City: New Haven

Pages: 336

More info: height 210 mm width 140 mm weight 472 gr thickness 26 mm

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Age recommended: General/trade

Subject Indexing & Classification Dewey:(DC22) 333.7 Library of Congress Subject: Environmental policy

Departments: Economic theory & philosophy; Social impact of environmental issues;

Record updated at: 07 August, 2014 time: 13:27


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