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Unsustainable world : are we losing the battle to save our planet?

Unsustainable world : are we losing the battle to save our planet? (Loan 1 times)

Material type
단행본
Personal Author
Nemetz, Peter N., 1944- author.
Title Statement
Unsustainable world : are we losing the battle to save our planet? / Peter N. Nemetz.
Publication, Distribution, etc
Abingdon, Oxon ;   New York, NY :   Routledge,   2022.  
Physical Medium
xix, 398 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9781032058627 9781032058580
요약
"Using a cross-disciplinary, science and economics-based approach, this book provides a sobering and comprehensive assessment of the multifaceted barriers to achieving sustainability at a global level. Organised into three parts, the book initially defines sustainability and sets the context of the historical and current difficulties facing the world today. In parts two and three, the volume outlines the sustainability challenges faced in transportation, manufacturing and agriculture, and then in turn address the solutions, conditional solutions and non-solutions to these challenges. These include: electric and autonomous automobiles, nuclear power, renewable energy, geoengineering, and carbon capture and storage. The author attempts to differentiate among those proposed solutions and discusses which are most promising and those which are infeasible, counterproductive and potentially a waste of time and money. In each of the book's chapters, the scientific evidence is presented in detail, in keeping with the advice of the young Swedish climate activist, Greta Thunberg, to let the science speak for itself. The author outlines why sustainability is unlikely to be achieved in several key areas of human endeavour and readers are challenged to weigh the scientific evidence for themselves. Using an economic-business based approach, this book introduces students and general readers to the challenges of sustainability and the environmental difficulties facing humanity today"--
Bibliography, Etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Added Entry-Topical Term
Sustainability --Economic aspects. Climatic changes. Transportation --Environmental aspects.
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504 ▼a Includes bibliographical references and index.
520 ▼a "Using a cross-disciplinary, science and economics-based approach, this book provides a sobering and comprehensive assessment of the multifaceted barriers to achieving sustainability at a global level. Organised into three parts, the book initially defines sustainability and sets the context of the historical and current difficulties facing the world today. In parts two and three, the volume outlines the sustainability challenges faced in transportation, manufacturing and agriculture, and then in turn address the solutions, conditional solutions and non-solutions to these challenges. These include: electric and autonomous automobiles, nuclear power, renewable energy, geoengineering, and carbon capture and storage. The author attempts to differentiate among those proposed solutions and discusses which are most promising and those which are infeasible, counterproductive and potentially a waste of time and money. In each of the book's chapters, the scientific evidence is presented in detail, in keeping with the advice of the young Swedish climate activist, Greta Thunberg, to let the science speak for itself. The author outlines why sustainability is unlikely to be achieved in several key areas of human endeavour and readers are challenged to weigh the scientific evidence for themselves. Using an economic-business based approach, this book introduces students and general readers to the challenges of sustainability and the environmental difficulties facing humanity today"-- ▼c Provided by publisher.
650 0 ▼a Sustainability ▼x Economic aspects.
650 0 ▼a Climatic changes.
650 0 ▼a Transportation ▼x Environmental aspects.
945 ▼a ITMT

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Contents information

Table of Contents

PART I: Introduction and Critical Concepts Chapter 1: Introduction: The Nature of the Challenge Chapter 2: The Economics-Ecology Nexus PART II: Greenhouse-Gas-Intensive Sectors Chapter 3: Unsustainable Industry Chapter 4: Unsustainable Automobility Chapter 5: Unsustainable Agriculture Chapter 6: Agriculture and the Existential Threat of Climate Change PART III: Quid Nunc? Solutions, Conditional Solutions and Non-Solutions Chapter 7: Hi-Tech Transportation Chapter 8: Nuclear Power Chapter 9: Renewable Energy: Prospects and Challenges Chapter 10: Conclusion: The Narrowing Path to Sustainability Chapter 11: Pandemics and Sustainability

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