Amy Campbell Library > Environment

Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do about It

Nearly 4 a long time after her mom, Frances Moore Lappé, released Diet for a Small Planet, sparking a revolution in our brooding about the social and environmental effect of our meals offerings, Anna Lappé alternatives up the dialog, reading one other hidden expense of our nutrients method: the weather obstacle. From elevating livestock in industrial-scale feedlots to razing rainforests to make palm oil for Pop-Tarts, the alternatives we make approximately how we positioned nutrition on our plates, and what we do with the waste, give a contribution to up to one 3rd of overall greenhouse-gas emissions. Lappé exposes the pursuits resisting this important dialog whereas she educates and empowers readers and eaters dedicated to therapeutic the planet.

Praise for Diet for a scorching Planet:

"[An] very important booklet … by way of weather switch, junk foodstuff may well end up much more harmful than SUVs. Lappé's message is well timed and empowering."-Eric Schlosser, writer of FastFood Nation

"Accessibly written, rationally argued and concerned with motion over rhetoric, the booklet will curiosity mom and dad, foodies, economists, devoted vegetarians, ethical omnivores, environmentalists, future health fans and an individual drawn to really doing whatever approximately weather swap whereas executive responses stagnate. a necessary toolkit for readers trying to find a practical climate-response motion plan in their own."-Kirkus Reviews

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Keeping the Bees: Why All Bees Are at Risk and What We Can Do to Save Them

From the jungles of South the United States to the deserts of Arizona, something is still constant: bees are disappearing. an international with no bees will be less vibrant, with fewer flora. yet that’s now not all-bees are answerable for as much as one-third of our meals provide, and the implications of no longer taking motion to guard them are scary. whereas the media makes a speciality of colony-collapse sickness and the threats to honey bees in particular, the true possibility is way larger: all bees are in danger, even if it's from lack of habitat, pesticide use or disorder, between different components. and thanks to the vital position those bugs play within the ecology of our planet, we might be in danger as well.

In protecting the Bees, Laurence Packer, a melittologist whose lifestyles revolves round bees, debunks many myths approximately those creatures and takes us backstage with scientists worldwide who're operating to save lots of those attention-grabbing creatures ahead of it’s too late.

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Deceit and Denial: The Deadly Politics of Industrial Pollution (California/Milbank Books on Health and the Public)

Deceit and Denial information the makes an attempt via the chemical and lead industries to mislead american citizens concerning the hazards that their lethal items current to staff, the general public, and shoppers. Gerald Markowitz and David Rosner pursued proof gradually and relentlessly, interviewed the $64000 gamers, investigated untapped resources, and exposed a bruising tale of cynical and vicious omit for health and wellbeing and human rights. This ensuing exposé is stuffed with startling revelations, provocative arguments, and nerve-racking conclusions--all in response to extraordinary study and data gleaned from mystery files.

This publication finds for the 1st time the general public family crusade that the lead undertook to persuade americans to take advantage of its lethal product to color partitions, toys, furnishings, and different gadgets in America's houses, regardless of a wealth of knowledge that kids have been in danger for critical mind harm and dying from this poison. This publication highlights the instant hazards traditional voters face end result of the relentless failure of commercial polluters to warn, tell, and shield their staff and friends. It deals a historic research of ways company regulate over clinical learn has undermined the method of proving the hyperlinks among poisonous chemical compounds and affliction. The authors additionally describe the knowledge, braveness, and backbone of staff and group participants who proceed to voice their issues regardless of vicious competition. Readable, ground-breaking, and revelatory, Deceit and Denial offers an important solutions to questions of harmful environmental degradation, escalating company greed, and governmental fail to remember for its electorate' safeguard and healthiness.

After 11 years, Markowitz and Rosner replace their paintings with a brand new epilogue that outlines the makes an attempt those industries have made to undermine and create doubt concerning the accuracy of the knowledge during this book.

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The Conundrum

By David Owen

The Conundrum is a mind-changing manifesto in regards to the setting, potency and the true route to sustainability.

Hybrid autos, speedy trains, compact florescent mild bulbs, sunlight panels, carbon offsets: every thing you have been informed approximately residing eco-friendly is incorrect. the search for a leap forward battery or a a hundred mpg motor vehicle are harmful fantasies. we're shoppers, and we adore to eat eco-friendly and successfully. yet David Owen argues that our greatest intentions are nonetheless at go reasons to our real objective - dwelling sustainably and taking care of our setting and the way forward for the planet. potency, as soon as thought of the holy grail of our environmental difficulties, seems to join the challenge. Efforts to enhance potency and raise sustainable improvement simply exacerbate the issues they're intended to unravel, extra than negating the environmental profits. we have now little hassle turning raises in potency into raises in consumption.

David Owen's The Conundrum is a sublime nonfiction narrative choked with attention-grabbing info and anecdotes takes you thru the historical past of strength and the hunt for potency. this can be a ebook concerning the atmosphere that may swap the way you examine the area. we should always now not be expecting a few geniuses to invent our means out of the strength and monetary predicament we are in. We have already got the know-how and data we have to reside sustainably. yet can we do it?

That is the conundrum.

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Time to Eat the Dog? The Real Guide to Sustainable Living

By Robert Vale, Brenda Vale

The realm and its assets are finite, but we're likely locked right into a procedure in line with progress: progress of inhabitants, development of source of revenue and development of intake. From this irrefutable place to begin, Time to consume the puppy? makes an attempt to discover what sustainability rather potential. Brenda and Robert Vale discover the environmental impression of the selections we make, from what we consume and what we put on to how we trip and luxuriate in ourselves. Their publication will make you notice your lifestyles and your house on this planet in a very new gentle. difficult the orthodoxies that underpin our complete economy, this can be one subversive learn.


ISBN-10: 0500287902
ISBN-13: 978-0500287903

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Global Warming: A Very Short Introduction

By Mark Maslin

Worldwide warming is arguably the main serious and debatable factor dealing with the area within the twenty-first century, one who will have an effect on each dwelling creature in the world. it's also a very advanced challenge, which every person must comprehend as truly and fully as attainable. This Very brief advent presents a concise and available clarification of the most important points of world warming. Mark Maslin discusses how and why adjustments are happening, units present warming developments within the context of earlier weather swap, examines the expected impression of worldwide warming, in addition to the political controversies of contemporary years and the various proposed recommendations. absolutely up to date for 2008, this compelling account deals the easiest present clinical knowing of world warming, describing contemporary advancements in US coverage and the united kingdom weather switch invoice, the place we now stand with the Kyoto Protocol, and the newest findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on weather swap. Maslin additionally incorporates a bankruptcy on neighborhood recommendations, reflecting the now commonly held view that, to mitigate any approaching catastrophe, governments in addition to members needs to to behave together.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and elegance, Very brief Introductions supply an advent to a few of life's best themes. Written via specialists for the newcomer, they show the best modern wondering the vital difficulties and matters in 1000's of key themes, from philosophy to Freud, quantum idea to Islam.

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Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile

By Taras Grescoe

Taras Grescoe rides the rails worldwide and makes a chic and impassioned case for the approaching finish of vehicle tradition and the arriving transportation revolution

"I am proud to name myself a straphanger," writes Taras Grescoe. The belief of public transportation in the USA is frequently unflattering―a squalid final lodge for people with one too many drunk-driving fees, too bad to have the funds for coverage, or too decrepit to get in the back of the wheel of a vehicle. certainly, a century of auto-centric tradition and town making plans has left lots of the nation with public transportation that's underfunded, unwell maintained, and in poor health conceived. yet because the call for for petroleum is quickly outpacing the world's provide, a revolution in transportation is lower than method.

Grescoe explores the ascendance of the straphangers―the transforming into variety of those that depend on public transportation to head in regards to the enterprise in their day-by-day lives. On a trip that takes him round the world―from long island to Moscow, Paris, Copenhagen, Tokyo, Bogotá, Phoenix, Portland, Vancouver, and Philadelphia―Grescoe profiles public transportation the following and overseas, highlighting the folk and concepts which may aid undo the wear and tear that car-centric making plans has performed to our towns and create handy, reasonable, and sustainable city transportation―and larger urban living―for all.

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Environmental Principles and Policies: An Interdisciplinary Introduction

By Sharon Beder

Environmental rules and guidelines makes use of environmental and social ideas to examine the newest wave of economic-based and market-orientated environmental guidelines at present being followed worldwide. This ebook offers an in-depth exam of six key rules which were integrated into overseas treaties and the nationwide legislation of many nations: * ecological sustainability * the polluter will pay precept * the precautionary precept * fairness * human rights * public participation those ideas are then used to guage various regulations together with pollutants fees, emissions, buying and selling, water markets, biodiversity banks and tradable fishing rights. Environmental ideas and rules is definitely available, utilizing non-technical language all through, and - in what units it except different books on environmental policy-making - it takes a serious and interdisciplinary method. It doesn't set out guidelines in a descriptive or prescriptive manner, yet analyses and evaluates coverage thoughts from quite a few views. this allows readers to realize an intensive seize of significant ideas and present guidelines, in addition to demonstrating how ideas can be utilized to severely verify environmental guidelines.

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The Energy of Slaves: Oil and the New Servitude

By the winner of the Rachel Carson atmosphere booklet Award

Ancient civilizations depended on shackled human muscle. It took the power of slaves to plant plants, dress emperors, and construct towns. Nineteenth-century slaveholders considered critics as hostilely as oil businesses and governments now regard environmentalists. but the abolition circulate had an invisible best friend: coal and oil. because the world's such a lot flexible employees, fossil fuels replenished slavery's ranks with combustion engines and different labor-saving instruments. on the grounds that then, affordable oil has remodeled politics, economics, technological know-how, agriculture, or even our proposal of happiness. Many North americans this day reside as extravagantly as Caribbean plantation proprietors. We consider entitled to surplus strength and rationalize inequality, even barbarity, to get it. yet never-ending development is an illusion.

What we'd like, Andrew Nikiforuk argues during this provocative new e-book, is a thorough emancipation stream that ends our master-and-slave method of power. We needs to discover ways to use power on an ethical, simply, and really human scale.

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