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Foundations of Environmental Sustainability: The Coevolution of Science and Policy

Larry Rockwood, Ronald Stewart, and Thomas Dietz

Abstract

This book reviews and analyzes the period (roughly from the 1950s to the present) when the “environment” became an issue as important as economic growth, or war and peace. The aim is to assess the current situation, and begin planning for the challenges that lie ahead. Most people are aware of both the environmental destruction taking place around the world and of the specter of climate change. The devastation of New Orleans by hurricane Katrina illustrates the potential for disaster when climate change is combined with the mismanaged environmental policy. How did we get to this point? What ha ... More

Keywords: environmental destruction, climate change, New Orleans, hurricane Katrina, environmental science, environmental policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195309454
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309454.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Larry Rockwood, editor
George Mason University

Ronald Stewart, editor
George Mason University

Thomas Dietz, editor
Michigan State University

Contents

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13 Marine Mammal Conservation

John R. Twiss, Robert J. Hofman, and John E. Reynolds III

18 Resource Wars

Jason Clay

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