Heat

How We Can Stop the Planet Burning

Author: George Monbiot

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141900741

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Started to worry about just how hot our world is going to get, and whether you can do anything about it? As the effect of climate change grows by the day, so does the amount of hot air and bluster spouted by politicians and businessmen on what we should do about it. What with the excuses, the lies, the fudged figures, the PR greenwashing and the downright misinformation on the power of everything from wind turbines to carbon trading, when it comes to saving the world, most people don't know what they're talking about. Luckily, George Monbiot - scourge of big business, riler of governments, arch-enemy of climate change deniers everywhere - does. Packed with killer facts and inspiring ideas, shot through with passion and underlined by brilliant investigative journalism, with a copy of Heat you really can protect the planet. 'I defy you to read this book and not feel motivated to change' The Times
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Schlachtfeld Erde

Klimakriege im 21. Jahrhundert

Author: Gwynne Dyer

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 360810562X

Category: Nature

Page: 383

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Was erwartet uns, wenn das Weltklima kollabiert? Wessen Land vertrocknet ist und wer nichts mehr zu essen hat, greift zu den Waffen. Dies ist das erste Buch über die Schreckensbilder des drohenden Klimaweltkriegs, verfasst von Gwynne Dyer, einem Militärexperten und Historiker. In je sieben Kapiteln aus Szenarien und Fakten analysiert und veranschaulicht Dyer, wie die Welt aussehen wird, wenn wir weiterhin nicht handeln. Die Schreckensbilder des 21. Jahrhunderts zeigt der Militärexperte Gwynne Dyer in apokalyptischen Szenen und an Hand erdrückender Fakten. In sieben Szenen- und Faktenkapiteln wird das 21. Jahrhundert besichtigt, dessen apokalytische Bilder sich in unser Gedächtnis einbrennen. Ein letzter Appell an die Weltöffentlichkeit zu handeln. Es ist nicht nur ökologisch, sondern längst auch militärisch der letzte entscheidende Augenblick etwas zu tun: Wenn nicht, mündet der nie erklärte Klimakrieg gegen die Natur in einen Jahrhundertweltkrieg aller gegen alle. Aber wir könnten die Apokalypse noch aufhalten. Seit über 20 Jahren ist Dyer für weltweit über 175 Zeitungen als Experte für geostrategische Fragen tätig. Die wichtigsten Thesen - Der Klimawandel erfolgt schneller und einschneidender als erwartet. - Die Weltwirtschaft muss bis 2050 vollständig von CO2 befreit werden. Unser Bewusstsein und Verhalten müssen sich nachhaltig ändern. - Unrealistische Fristen - jetzt entschieden handeln. Der CO2-Ausstoß steigt pro Jahr um rund 3 % anstatt zu sinken. - Kooperation und Migration. Migrationen werden mit der Erwärmung zunehmen, Staaten zusammenbrechen, Kriege die Folge sein. Keine Kooperation der Weltgemeinschaft wird mehr möglich sein. Diese ist aber absolut notwendig, um die heutige Entwicklung zu stoppen und umzukehren. Es ist Zeit, sich die Szenen aus der Zukunft zu verdeutlichen, um zu wissen, wie unser Leben aussehen wird in 15, 20 in 30 Jahren, wenn wir jetzt nichts tun. Prognose: Dieses Leben wird nicht mehr lebenswert sein. Es wird der schlimmste Jahrhundertkrieg. Niemand wird ihn gewinnen. Aber weltweit sind wir alle längst in diesen erklärten Krieg gegen die Natur involviert. Dieser Jahrhundertkrieg schädigt das Öko-System unumkehrbar; er beseitigt die Lebensgrundlagen fast aller Lebewesen. Schon längst wissen wir Beschied, tun aber immer noch nichts. Warum eigentlich? Szenarien World News im Jahr 2026: Bangladesch wird von der UNO aufgegeben. Nach mehrfacher Verwüstung lohnt sich der Aufbau der Infrastruktur dieses Landes nicht mehr. Flüchtlinge strömen zu Millionen in die nordindischen Nachbarstaaten und destabilisieren sie. World News im Jahr 2036: Die Mittelmeerländer sind von der Dürre bedroht; historische Städte und Häfen stehen unter Wasser. Venedig ist evakuiert. Russland verstärkt die Südgrenzen gegen die Dürreflüchtlinge. Die USA setzen die Kampfhandlungen fort, China sichert sich den Zugang zu Wasser und fruchtbaren Böden in ganz Asien. World News im Jahr 2044: Venedig und andere Hafenstädte sind evakuiert. Die Nord-Europa-Union lässt auf Hungerflüchtlinge aus Nordafrika und Südeuropa schießen. Die militärische Lage im Indischen und Pazifischen Ozean spitzt sich weiter zu. China weitet den »Nahrungsmittel-Krieg« aus.
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End of Modernity: What the Financial and Environmental Crisis is Really Telling Us

What the Financial and Environmental Crisis is Really Telling Us

Author: Stuart Sim

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748642412

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Global financial crisis, global environmental crisis--what connects them? Stuart Sim claims they are both symptoms of the end of modernity, the cultural system that has prevailed in the West from the Enlightenment onwards.In this provocative book, Sim argues that the modern world's insatiable need for technologically-driven economic progress is unsustainable, and potentially destructive of the planet and its socio-economic systems. The new landscape this creates--socially, politically, economically, intellectually--is explored through an interdisciplinary approach, providing a wide-ranging assessment of the collapse of modernity and the challenges it poses us. Sim calls for a radical alteration in our world view and for purposeful changes both to our economic and intellectual life: we need to jettison the free market, rein in conspicuous consumption, reinvigorate public service, and develop talents other than the entrepreneurial if we are to reconstruct our society satisfactorily.
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Healing This Wounded Earth

With Compassion, Spirit and the Power of Hope

Author: Eleanor Stoneham

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1846947308

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 303

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The world is seriously wounded threatened by violence egocentricity and mass consumerism. Government intervention alone will never solve society's problems. We need personal responsibility and healing on a global scale. This carefully researched book skillfully weaves science and spirituality with philosophy and ancient wisdom using potent imagery of the Wounded Healer embodied in the life of Jesus Christ the story of the healing centaur Chiron and the work of the indigenous shaman. Through suffering his own physical and mental wounds the Wounded Healer acquires a special empathy for recognizing and healing the wounds of others. This book is full of hope as it speaks to a palpable global shift towards holistic and spiritual values. Through the healing needs of relationship our economy our environment and the living Gaia and finally the curing professions of pastoral and medical care it shows how we may all become catalysts for social change for a happier and more peaceful world.
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Mediating Climate Change

Author: Dr Julie Doyle

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409494411

Category: Science

Page: 194

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Climate change has been a significant area of scientific concern since the late 1970s, but has only recently entered mainstream culture and politics. However, as media coverage of climate change increases in the twenty-first century, the gap between our understanding of climate change and climate action appears to widen. In this timely book, Julie Doyle explores how practices of mediation and visualisation shape how we think about, address and act upon climate change. Through historical and contemporary case studies drawn from science, media, politics and culture, Mediating Climate Change identifies the representational problems climate change poses for public and political debate. It offers ways forward by exploring how climate change can be made more meaningful through, for example, innovative forms of climate activism, the reframing of meat and dairy consumption, media engagement with climate events and science, and artistic experimentation. Doyle argues that cultural discourses have problematically situated nature and the environment as objects externalised from humans and culture. Mediating Climate Change calls for a more nuanced understanding of human-environmental relations, in order for us to be able to more fully imagine and address the challenges climate change poses for us all.
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Newsletter

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Communication in science

Page: N.A

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Globalism and Regionalism

Author: Jonathon Porritt

Publisher: Black Dog Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 96

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"The world is simultaneously approaching a number of crises; from climate change, to global inequity, unbalanced population growth, resource shortage and terrorism. Jonathan Porritt, in this well-argued book, recognises the role that globalism plays as both part of the problem and as an essential part of the solution. He addresses different possible modes of globalism and challenges the world's leaders to reform the way business as we know it is done. A sequel to his 2007 book Capitalism as if the World Matters, Globalism and Regionalism should be read by everyone who has an interest in the future of our planet."--BOOK JACKET.
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Representing the Plague in Early Modern England

Author: Rebecca Totaro,Ernest B. Gilman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136963235

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 284

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This collection offers readers a timely encounter with the historical experience of people adapting to a pandemic emergency and the corresponding narrative representation of that crisis, as early modern writers transformed the plague into literature. The essays examine the impact of the plague on health, politics, and religion as well as on the plays, prose fiction, and plague bills that stand as witnesses to the experience of a society devastated by contagious disease. Readers will find physicians and moralists wrestling with the mysteries of the disease; erotic escapades staged in plague-time plays; the poignant prose works of William Bullein and Thomas Dekker; the bodies of monarchs who sought to protect themselves from plague; the chameleon-like nature of the plague as literal disease and as metaphor; and future strains of plague, literary and otherwise, which we may face in the globally-minded, technology-dependent, and ecologically-awakened twenty-first century. The bubonic plague compelled change in all aspects of lived experience in Early Modern England, but at the same time, it opened space for writers to explore new ideas and new literary forms—not all of them somber or horrifying and some of them downright hilarious. By representing the plague for their audiences, these writers made an epidemic calamity intelligible: for them, the dreaded disease could signify despair but also hope, bewilderment but also a divine plan, quarantine but also liberty, death but also new life.
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Work and the City

Author: Francis Duffy

Publisher: Artifice Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 80

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Frank Duffy, one of the leading thinkers on the future of the workplace, takes a hard look at the damage office development has done to the fabric and life of our cities. He analyses the theoretical approaches and development mechanisms that have led to sterilisation by commerce becoming the norm across the world. In Work and the City Duffy suggests ways to break out of this cycle and to develop offices in urban areas that bring benefits to both cities and the office users themselves.
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Education and Creativity

Author: Simon Foxell,William J. Mitchell

Publisher: Black Dog Publishing

ISBN: 9781906155100

Category: Education

Page: 64

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"Education and Creativity - two views on the future of education. Simon Foxell examines the possible outcomes of current government policy for personalised learning in an increasingly stressed and competitive world. Whilst William J. Mitchell offers the education methodology developed for getting the best out of students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a potential educational model for teaching and learning in general."--BOOK JACKET.
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Climate and Christ

A Prophetic Alternative

Author: Edward P. Echlin

Publisher: Columba Press (IE)

ISBN: 9781856076906

Category: Religion

Page: 134

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Describes climate change and suggests ways in which people can mitigate it. Also describes evolution and proposes that Christian ecology must integrate evolution.
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Sensualities/textualities and technologies

writings of the body in 21st century performance

Author: Susan Broadhurst,Josephine Machon

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9780230220256

Category: Drama

Page: 220

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"This innovative collection, with essays by a range of internationally renowned scholars, reconsiders textual practices in contemporary performance, specifically focusing on the exciting exchange between text, body and technology"--Provided by publisher.
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Any Way You Slice It

The Past, Present, and Future of Rationing

Author: Stan Cox

Publisher: New Press, The

ISBN: 1595588841

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Rationing: it’s a word—and idea—that people often loathe and fear. Health care expert Henry Aaron has compared mentioning the possibility of rationing to “shouting an obscenity in church.” Yet societies in fact ration food, water, medical care, and fuel all the time, with those who can pay the most getting the most. As Nobel Prize–winning economist Amartya Sen has said, the results can be “thoroughly unequal and nasty.” In Any Way You Slice It, Stan Cox shows that rationing is not just a quaint practice restricted to World War II memoirs and 1970s gas station lines. Instead, he persuasively argues that rationing is a vital concept for our fragile present, an era of dwindling resources and environmental crises. Any Way You Slice It takes us on a fascinating search for alternative ways of apportioning life’s necessities, from the goal of “fair shares for all” during wartime in the 1940s to present-day water rationing in a Mumbai slum, from the bread shops of Cairo to the struggle for fairness in American medicine and carbon rationing on Norfolk Island in the Pacific. Cox’s question: can we limit consumption while assuring everyone a fair share? The author of Losing Our Cool, the much debated and widely acclaimed examination of air-conditioning’s many impacts, here turns his attention to the politically explosive topic of how we share our planet’s resources.
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The Globalization and Development Reader

Perspectives on Development and Global Change

Author: J. Timmons Roberts,Amy Bellone Hite,Nitsan Chorev

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118735382

Category: Political Science

Page: 632

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This revised and updated second edition of The Globalizationand Development Reader builds on the considerable success of afirst edition that has been used around the world. It combinesselected readings and editorial material to provide a coherent textwith global coverage, reflecting new theoretical and empiricaldevelopments. Main text and core reference for students and professionalsstudying the processes of social change and development in“third world” countries. Carefully excerpted materialsfacilitate the understanding of classic and contemporarywritings Second edition includes 33 essential readings, including 21 newselections New pieces cover the impact of the recession in the globalNorth, global inequality and uneven development, gender,international migration, the role of cities, agriculture and on thegovernance of pharmaceuticals and climate change politics Increased coverage of China and India help to provide genuinelyglobal coverage, and for a student readership the materials havebeen subject to a higher degree of editing in the new edition Includes a general introduction to the field, and short,insightful section introductions to each reading New readings include selections by Alexander Gershenkron, AliceAmsden, Amartya Sen, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Cecile Jackson, DaniRodrik, David Harvey, Greta Krippner, Kathryn Sikkink, LeslieSklair, Margaret E. Keck, Michael Burawoy, Nitsan Chorev, OscarLewis, Patrick Bond, Peter Evans, Philip McMichael, Pranab Bardhan,Ruth Pearson, Sarah Babb, Saskia Sassen, and Steve Radelet
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The Virtuous Consumer

Your Essential Shopping Guide for a Better, Kinder, Healthier World

Author: Leslie Garrett

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577318101

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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Sure, there are people who chain themselves to old-growth trees, raise their one child diaper-free, and make their own soap. The Virtuous Consumer is for the rest of us, struggling to make choices that are better for the planet — and for us. Leslie Garrett has created a comprehensive reference guide that — like a smart, funny, and eco-conscious friend — will steer you toward ethical purchases for everything from lipstick to cars, kids' toys to a new mattress. The Virtuous Consumer is your key to shopping consciously and creating a simpler, greener lifestyle.
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Losing Earth

Author: Nathaniel Rich

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644004064

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Die Klimakatastrophe, die wir jetzt erleben, hätte verhindert werden können. Vor dreißig Jahren gab es die Chance, den Planeten zu retten – doch sie wurde verspielt. Die Erde, wie wir sie heute kennen, ist bereits verloren. Nathaniel Rich schildert in dieser dramatischen Reportage, wie eine Gruppe von Wissenschaftlern Ende der siebziger Jahre erstmals erkennt, dass sich die Erderwärmung desaströs beschleunigt, aber auch, welche politischen Maßnahmen notwendig wären. Aber kurz vor dem Durchbruch scheitern sie. Eine historische Reportage, die aktueller nicht sein könnte: Wir bekommen in den kommenden Jahren das zu spüren, was damals versäumt wurde – so wie unser gegenwärtiges Scheitern das Schicksal des Planeten in naher Zukunft besiegelt.
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New statesman

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

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You Can Prevent Global Warming (and Save Money!)

51 Easy Ways

Author: Jeffrey Langholz

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740787012

Category: Science

Page: 384

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If you follow just the no-cost and low-cost tips in this book, you will save over $2,000 and prevent the emission of 25,000 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) every year! A new edition of our classic book with updated information on hybrid cars and a bold new cover. Gallup polls indicate that 70 percent of Americans are concerned about global warming. You Can Prevent Global Warming converts this public concern into positive action, providing simple, everyday things you can do to minimize global warming-and save money at the same time! The book contains 51 topics, but there are actually hundreds of tips and suggestions within the book that will help you address this global problem. Whether you are one of the nearly three-quarters of Americans who consider themselves environmentalists or you're interested in practical ways you can save money each year, these straightforward tips will make this one of the most important and useful books on your bookshelf.
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United People

Manifest für eine neue Weltordnung

Author: George Monbiot

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570500460

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Page: 285

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Book Review Digest

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliography

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