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As global economic and population growth continues to skyrocket, increasingly strained resources have made one thing clear: the desperate need for an alternative to capitalism. In Democratic Eco-Socialism as a Real Utopia, Hans Baer outlines the urgent need to reevaluate historical definitions of socialism, commit to social equality and justice, and prioritize environmental sustainability. Democatic eco-socialism, as he terms it, is a system capable of mobilizing people around the world, albeit in different ways, to prevent on-going human socio-economic and environmental degradation, and anthropogenic climate change.
This textbook presents a comprehensive overview of the environmental impacts of various types of adventure tourism and how these can be best managed. This volume follows on from the authors previous textbook - `Outdoor Recreation: Environmental Impacts and Management' and continues the aim of developing a deeper understanding of how tourist numbers impact the environment and to provide practical solutions to these problems. Combining their own first-hand experience and research with extensive literature review the authors' present several popular adventure tourism destinations from across the globe, including the Arctic, the Himalayas, Africa, Australia and Scotland as case studies. Chapters cover the particular challenges faced by each region: including impacts on animals and birds; the spread of invasive plant species and diseases; trail impacts on vegetation; impacts on geological, historical and archaeological sites and pollution and waste issues. A discussion and evaluation of the possible management actions for minimising these impacts and how outdoor recreation tourists can be regulated concludes each chapter. This practical and engaging textbook will be invaluable to students and scholars of adventure tourism and outdoor recreation as well as practitioners and managers working in the field.
Human activity is undeniably affecting the rates of change of many parts of the global system. How this global change develops into the future is vitally important, but modelling these changes requires a complex, integrated assessment of a wide range of disciplines in science and social science. This book describes the structure, assumptions, philosophy and results of an advanced global integrated assessment model: TARGETS. For a number of future directions selected on the basis of divergent cultural perspectives, the model charts global implications in terms of population and health, energy, land- and water-use and biogeochemical cycles. This integrated assessment approach has led to innovative fresh insights into global change. The book will help policymakers formulate the strategies required for a sustainable global future. It will be of interest to a broad audience, from researchers and modellers of global change in science and social science, to policy analysts, decision makers and economists, and students of all aspects of global change.
Author is the president and co-founder of the Global Footprint Network He is an internationally respected speaker and the winner of several prestigious environmental awards including 2018 the World Sustainability Award , 2015 the IAIA Global Environment Award and 2012 the Blue Planet Prize He has twice been listed among the world's most inspiring people by the OOOM magazine Named him one of the Zeronaut 50 Roll of Honor by John Elkington He has lectured at hundreds of universities and met with leaders of over 50 countries The Global Footprint Network arose in 2003 out of the best-selling book, Our Ecological Footprint which has sold nearly 40 000 copies The Global Footprint Network has over 800 thousand members and their annual event, Earth Overshoot Day, now reaches 3 billion media impressions Biological capacity is the most critical material limitation to human enterprise. Footprint accounting tracks how much regeneration is possible on the planet compared to how much humans use. Currently, demand exceeds regeneration by 70% Ecological Footprint accounting is the only comprehensive metric able to compare human demand and what nature can provide A complete introduction to the Ecological Footprint approach including key results and applications Helps governments respond effectively to pressing issues of climate change and population Links planetary limits to decision making process Process distills actions into one number that represents the planet's bottom line Academically rigorous and written in accessible language Differs from other books on sustainability because it is broader and provides tools that can be immediately put to use for specific goals and outcomes Provides examples of how to manage common planetary resources Includes Footprint scenarios and provides pathways to follow out of overshoot Contains case studies using the Ecological Footprint tool for individuals, cities and countires Provides guidelines for use in businesses and municipalities Audience: Economists, planners, environmentalists, municipalities, sustainability experts, students, anyone planning for climate change International: The Global Footprint Network is known around the world and is particularly well known in Switzerland; Japan; Ecuador; Philippines; United Arab Emirates; Luxembourg; Belgium; France; Indonesia; Montenegro; Slovenia; European Union; Costa Rica Includes case studies from China and Africa Author is Swiss/American citizen Has worked on 6 continents Mathis' awards include the 2018 World Sustainability Award, the 2015 IAIA Global Environment Award, the 2012 Blue Planet Prize, the 2012 Binding-Prize for Nature Conservation, the 2012 Kenneth E. Boulding Memorial Award of the International Society for Ecological Economics, the 2011 Zayed International Prize for the Environment (jointly awarded with UNEP), an honorary doctorate from the University of Berne, and the 2007 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, the 2006 WWF Award for Conservation Merit and 2005 Herman Daly Award of the U.S. Society for Ecological Economics. Link to their mobile footprint calculator. https://www.footprintcalculator.org/ Link to graphic illustrating each country's footprint. http://data.footprintnetwork.org/#/? Canada: Our Ecological Footprint was co-authored by William Rees from University of BC The concept of Ecological Footprint is widely understood and used in Canada. WWF Canada uses Ecological Footprinting and Earth Overshoot day for major campaigns
Climate change and social inequity are both sprawling, insidious forces that threaten populations around the world. It's time we start talking about them together. Climate Change and the People's Health offers a brave and ambitious new framework for understanding how our planet's two greatest existential threats comingle, complement, and amplify one another - and what can be done to mitigate future harm. In doing so it posits three new modes of thinking: * That climate change interacts with the social determinants of health and exacerbates existing health inequities * The idea of a consumptagenic system - a network of policies, processes, governance and modes of understanding that fuel unhealthy, and environmentally destructive production and consumption * The steps necessary to move from denial and inertia toward effective mobilization, including economic, social, and policy interventions With insights from physical science, social science, and humanities, this short book examines how climate change and social inequity are indelibly linked, and considering them together can bring about effective change in social equity, health, and the environment.
Based on a cross-national, cross-generational and community-based research project on climate change and consumption with urban residents in China, Uganda and the UK, this book examines how different cultures think about past, present and future responsibility for climate change. Expanding beyond perspectives from the Global North, it considers how to build sustainable societies given the common but differentiated responsibilities for climate change across different cultures.
We are living in the midst of the Earth's sixth great extinction event, the first one caused by a single species: our own. In Wild Dog Dreaming, Deborah Bird Rose explores what constitutes an ethical relationship with nonhuman others in this era of loss. She asks, Who are we, as a species? How do we fit into the Earth's systems? Amidst so much change, how do we find our way into new stories to guide us? Rose explores these questions in the form of a dialogue between science and the humanities. Drawing on her conversations with Aboriginal people, for whom questions of extinction are up-close and very personal, Rose develops a mode of exposition that is dialogical, philosophical, and open-ended. An inspiration for Rose-and a touchstone throughout her book-is the endangered dingo of Australia. The dingo is not the first animal to face extinction, but its story is particularly disturbing because the threat to its future is being actively engineered by humans. The brazenness with which the dingo is being wiped out sheds valuable, and chilling, light on the likely fate of countless other animal and plant species. People save what they love, observed Michael Soule, the great conservation biologist. We must ask whether we, as humans, are capable of loving-and therefore capable of caring for-the animals and plants that are disappearing in a cascade of extinctions. Wild Dog Dreaming engages this question, and the result is a bold account of the entangled ethics of love, contingency, and desire.
How has Singapore's environment and location in a zone of extraordinary biodiversity influenced the economic, political, social and intellectual history of the island since the early 19th century? What are the antecedents to Singapore's image of itself as a City in a Garden? Grounding the story of Singapore within an understanding of its environment opens the way to an account of the past that is more than a story of trade, immigration and nation building. Each of the chapters in this volume focusing on topics ranging from tigers and plantations to trade in exotic animals and the greening of the city, and written by botanists, historians, anthropologists, and naturalists examines how humans have interacted with and understood the natural environment on a small island in Southeast Asia over the past 200 years, and conversely how this environment has influenced humans. Between the chapters are traveller's accounts and primary documents that provide eyewitness descriptions of the events examined in the text. In this regard, Nature Contained: Environmental Histories of Singapore provides new insights into the Singaporean past, and reflects much of the diversity, and dynamism, of environmental history globally.