Climate change seems to be an insurmountable problem. Political solutions have so far had little impact. Some scientists are now advocating the so-called Plan B , a more direct way of reducing the rate of future warming by reflecting more sunlight back to space, creating a thermostat in the sky.
This volume is intended as an introductory textbook for students of enviromental science, biology and ecology courses. It addresses first principles and current day concerns, to provide students with a grounding in environmental toxicology. This text complements the "Principles of Ecotoxicology".
Drawing on interviews with 75 leaders from multinational corporations and NGOs, Schein explores the psychological motivations of sustainability leaders. Applying theories from developmental psychology, Schein demonstrates how the complexity of sustainability is driving new approaches to leadership.
A comprehensive, critical examination of the rise of protected areas and their social and economic position in our world. It examines the social impacts of protected areas, the conflicts that surround them, the alternatives to them and the conceptual categories they impose. It explores key debates on devolution, participation and democracy.
It started very small and full of hope. But its daring campaigns have placed Fairtrade goods at the heart of the supermarket shelves. From bananas and coffee beans to cotton and chocolate, Fairtrade has grown to become an important global movement that has revolutionised the way we shop.
Tells the story of author's efforts to re-engage with nature and discover a new way of living. This title shows how, by restoring and rewilding our damaged ecosystems on land and at sea, we can bring wonder back into our lives.
Some people's lives are entirely their own creations. James Rebanks' isn't. The first son of a shepherd, who was the first son of a shepherd himself, he and his family have lived and worked in and around the Lake District for generations. Their way of life is ordered by the seasons and the work they demand, and has been for hundreds of years.
I am the luckiest man alive, because I get to live and work in the most beautiful place on earth: Matterdale in the English Lake District. In this book the author interweaves thoughts and reflections on the art of shepherding with his photographs of the valley, people and animals that make up the daily life of the fells.
A beautifully written and thought-provoking record of a year spent observing the natural world in a city, which looks afresh at our relationship to the weather, the plants and the animals that live in close proximity to us
Whether suggesting standards for technical innovation or pointing to the ruinous effects of what has become everyday practice, Berry speaks bravely against thoughtlessness, measuring every word as he leads the way toward balancing our currently out-of-kilter society.
An economy low in carbon and high in life satisfaction will require thousands, if not millions of exceptional leaders. This book brings together sustainability knowledge with the leadership skills and tools to help you become one of those leaders. It is suitable for those in or aspiring to sustainability-literate leadership.
In this ground-breaking book, leading sustainability educators are joined by permaculturists, literary critics, ecologists, artists, journalists, engineers, mathematicians and philosophers in a deep reflection on the skills that people need to survive and thrive in the challenging conditions of the 21st century.
Challenges conventional understandings of 'solving' environmental problems and offers a radically new set of strategies to attain sustainability. This book identifies problematic cultural attributes, such as the unending consumption that characterizes modern life, and outlines practical steps toward developing sustainability as a mindset.
Argues that the chief stumbling block to environmental thinking is the image of nature itself. Ranging widely in 18th-century through contemporary philosophy, culture, and history, this title explores the value of art in imagining environmental projects. It traces the contexts of ecological constructs through the history of capitalism.
Argues that various forms of life are connected in a vast, entangling mesh and this interconnectedness penetrates different dimensions of life. This title investigates the profound philosophical, political, and aesthetic implications of the fact that these life forms are interconnected.
Sustainability - A Cultural History reassesses the concept of sustainability using a range of fascinating historical instances of its application. The author considers the vision of Hans Carl von Carlowitz, and the journey takes in Francis of Assisi`s thirteenth-century Canticle of the Sun, as well as Greek philosophers and Enlightenment scholars.
Provides an introduction to the debates, the movements, and the successes and failures of environmentalism. This book focuses on how western people have expressed affinity for, thought about, and advocated on behalf of the non-human environment.
An exploration of our preoccupation with the weather, as heard on BBC Radio 3: Changing Climates. In his trademark style, the author weaves together science, art and memoirs to show the weather's impact on our culture and national psyche. He rambles through the myths of Golden Summers and our persistent state of denial about the winter.
From ash die-back to the Great Storm of 1987, our much-loved woodlands seem to be under constant threat from a procession of natural challenges. The author reveals how we have appropriated and humanised trees, turning them into arboreal pets. She argues that respecting trees' independence may be the wisest response to their current crises.
The tools required to avoid a climate disaster already exist. Between emissions cuts and emerging technologies, we can do it. This book introduces us to the innovative new solutions being developed around the world, which work with the Earth's systems to combat climate change - and could safeguard our future.
Analysing four key 'megatrends' - population growth and migration, natural resource demand, climate change and globalisation, the author projects a world that by mid-century will have shifted its political and economic axes radically to the north.
A magical exploration of the ancient landscape of forests and the ancient genre of fairytales, drawing fascinating and surprising connections between the two, by the author of the bestselling A Book Of Silence
A study of 'fracking' (hydraulic fracturing), that casts a critical eye on the oil-industry hype that has hijacked the discussion over energy security. Considers fracking from both economic and environmental perspectives, informed by the most thorough analysis of shale gas and oil drilling data ever undertaken.
Describes a year's worth of walking on the ultimate beach: inter-tidal and constantly turning up revelations: mermaid's purses, lugworms, sea potatoes, messages in bottles, buried cars, and a perfect cup from a Cunard liner. This series of meditations was prompted by walking on the wild beaches of Ainsdale Sands between Blackpool and Liverpool.
A FULLY UPDATED AND REVISED NEW EDITION that reveals the hidden complexities and terrifying simplicities of a planet squeezing itself dry in order to make half its citizens obese and the other half malnourished
Thoroughly updated with new content, figures and citations, the third edition addresses major themes in contemporary evolutionary biology - including the history of evolution, evolutionary processes, adaptation, and evolution as an explanatory framework - at levels of biological organization ranging from genomes to ecological communities.
Money doesn't grow on trees. Or does it? From Indian vultures to Chinese bees, nature provides 'natural services', 24/7. This book offers impactful stories, containing both warnings (such as in the tale of India's vultures, killed off by drugs given to cattle, leading to an epidemic of rabies) and also the positive.