Environmental Issues Surrounding Human Overpopulation

Author: Singh, Rajeev Pratap
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522516840
Size: 50.31 MB
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Environmental Issues Surrounding Human Overpopulation. There are many factors to be considered when examining the current state of environmental problems in the modern world. By addressing these causes, the preservation of ecosystems and environmental resources can be maintained. Environmental Issues Surrounding Human Overpopulation is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on the depletion of natural resources due to overpopulation and presents insights on how these environmental threats can be addressed. Highlighting technological, economic, and social perspectives, this book is ideally designed for policymakers, researchers, academics, students, and practitioners interested in better understanding the current state of the global environment.

The Skeptical Environmentalist

Author: Bjørn Lomborg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521010689
Size: 42.55 MB
Format: PDF
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The Skeptical Environmentalist. Challenges widely held beliefs regarding the current environmental situation, discussing why there is cause for optimism and the need to prioritize resources to address problems.

Social Psychology And Human Nature Comprehensive Edition

Author: Roy F. Baumeister
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495601330
Size: 74.81 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Social Psychology And Human Nature Comprehensive Edition. SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY AND HUMAN NATURE, 2ND EDITION offers a remarkably fresh and compelling exploration of the fascinating field of social psychology. Respected researchers, teachers, and authors Roy Baumeister and Brad Bushman give students integrated and accessible insight into the ways that nature, the social environment, and culture interact to influence social behavior. While giving essential insight to the power of situations, the text’s contemporary approach also emphasizes the role of human nature, viewing people as highly complex, exquisitely designed, and variously inclined cultural animals who respond to myriad situations. With strong visual appeal, an engaging writing style, and the best of classic and current research, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY AND HUMAN NATURE helps students make sense of the sometimes baffling but always interesting diversity of human behavior. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Move Upstream

Author: Karen I. Shragg
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780988493834
Size: 42.54 MB
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Move Upstream. Our world is overpopulated. This fact lies outside of the typical activist's perspective and doesn't fit into society's dominant anthropocentric worldview. When it comes to our use of natural resources, we are taught to consider issues related to consumption such as energy efficiency and recycling. However, the number of people - and how fast that number is growing - is a more important factor. More people consume more resources, need more services, produce more waste, and create more world conflict as resources diminish. Working on downstream issues, such as saving the environment, feeding the hungry, and ending homelessness, is noble but ineffective and inefficient without also working to solve the primary cause of these and other important issues. In Move Upstream: A Call to Solve Overpopulation, Karen Shragg challenges social and environmental activists to stop working downstream and take the problem of overpopulation seriously. She also provides compassionate ideas to solve the problem. PRAISE FOR MOVE UPSTREAM "The bravest book on human overpopulation yet. It will open your eyes, even if you have taped them shut. Shocking and provocative, Move Upstream has the courage to name names and proscribe the simple truth on how to combat the overpopulation crisis." -Alexandra Paul, actress and activist "A boldly truthful and hopeful book." -World Population Balance "Karen Shragg has hit the nail on the head of overpopulation denial and offers sensible solutions to this crisis." -Bruce Phillips of One Planet One Child

The David Suzuki Reader

Author: David Suzuki
Publisher: Greystone Books
ISBN: 1771640286
Size: 18.29 MB
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The David Suzuki Reader. In this revised and expanded edition of his collected writings, David Suzuki continues to explore the themes that have informed his work for more than four decades — the interconnectedness of all things, our misguided elevation of economics above all else, the urgent need to deal with climate change — but with an increased emphasis on solutions to the myriad problems we face, his inspiring vision for the future, and the legacy he hopes to leave behind. There is also more emphasis on the personal, as he recounts episodes from his childhood and early adulthood and speaks eloquently about old age, death, and the abiding role of nature and family in his life. Written with clarity, passion, and wisdom, this book is essential for anyone who is an admirer of David Suzuki, who wants to understand what science can and can’t do, or who wants to make a difference.

The Malthusian Moment

Author: Thomas Robertson
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813553350
Size: 47.56 MB
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The Malthusian Moment. Although Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring (1962) is often cited as the founding text of the U.S. environmental movement, in The Malthusian Moment Thomas Robertson locates the origins of modern American environmentalism in twentieth-century adaptations of Thomas Malthus’s concerns about population growth. For many environmentalists, managing population growth became the key to unlocking the most intractable problems facing Americans after World War II—everything from war and the spread of communism overseas to poverty, race riots, and suburban sprawl at home. Weaving together the international and the domestic in creative new ways, The Malthusian Moment charts the explosion of Malthusian thinking in the United States from World War I to Earth Day 1970, then traces the just-as-surprising decline in concern beginning in the mid-1970s. In addition to offering an unconventional look at World War II and the Cold War through a balanced study of the environmental movement’s most contentious theory, the book sheds new light on some of the big stories of postwar American life: the rise of consumption, the growth of the federal government, urban and suburban problems, the civil rights and women’s movements, the role of scientists in a democracy, new attitudes about sex and sexuality, and the emergence of the “New Right.”

Too Many People

Author: Ian Angus
Publisher: Haymarket Books
ISBN: 1608461408
Size: 15.53 MB
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Too Many People . A clear, evocative, and well-documented refutation of the idea that overpopulation is at the root of many environmental problems.

Unwelcome Strangers

Author: David M. Reimers
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231109574
Size: 47.46 MB
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Unwelcome Strangers. After decades of liberal policies that welcomed ever greater numbers of immigrants, America is seeing a surge in anti-immigration sentiment. In Unwelcome Strangers, David M. Reimers enters into the emotionally charged immigration debate, looking at all sides of the argument. Who are the nativists, and are any of their views legitimate? This balanced investigation traces the history of American attitudes toward immigration and offers a new perspective on the current crisis. The core of this book covers the heated arguments of the anti-immigration forces, from environmental groups that warn against the consequences of overpopulation, to concerns that immigrants take jobs away from Americans, to assimilationist fears that newcomers - especially from Latin America and Asia - threaten American culture. Reimers sees potential solutions in English language instruction for newcomers, greater accountability of sponsors, and government intervention to counterbalance the negative economic impact some immigrants have on poor communities.

Collapse

Author: Jared Diamond
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141976969
Size: 73.14 MB
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Collapse. From the author of Guns, Germs and Steel, Jared Diamond's Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive is a visionary study of the mysterious downfall of past civilizations. Now in a revised edition with a new afterword, Jared Diamond's Collapse uncovers the secret behind why some societies flourish, while others founder - and what this means for our future. What happened to the people who made the forlorn long-abandoned statues of Easter Island? What happened to the architects of the crumbling Maya pyramids? Will we go the same way, our skyscrapers one day standing derelict and overgrown like the temples at Angkor Wat? Bringing together new evidence from a startling range of sources and piecing together the myriad influences, from climate to culture, that make societies self-destruct, Jared Diamond's Collapse also shows how - unlike our ancestors - we can benefit from our knowledge of the past and learn to be survivors. 'A grand sweep from a master storyteller of the human race' Daily Mail 'Riveting, superb, terrifying' Observer 'Gripping ... the book fulfils its huge ambition, and Diamond is the only man who could have written it' Economist 'This book shines like all Diamond's work' Sunday Times Jared Diamond (b. 1937) is Professor of Geography at the University of California, Los Angeles. Until recently he was Professor of Physiology at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the widely acclaimed Guns, Germs, and Steel: the Fates of Human Societies, which also is the winner of Britain's 1998 Rhone-Poulenc Science Book Prize.