Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745327273 Published April 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9780745327280 Published April 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Ecological Debt: Global Warming and the Wealth of Nations

Andrew Simms

Ecological Debt: Global Warming and the Wealth of Nations

Andrew Simms

Distributed for Pluto Press

336 pages | 5.07874 x 7.79528
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745327273 Published April 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9780745327280 Published April 2009 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

This is the second edition of Andrew Simms's highly regarded guide to ecological debt.

Simms shows how millions of us in the West are running up huge ecological debts: from the amount of oil and coal that we burn to heat our houses and run our cars, to what we consume and the waste that we create, the impact of our lifestyles is felt worldwide. Whilst these debts go unpaid, millions more living in poverty in the majority world suffer the burden of paying dubious foreign financial debts.

The book explores a great paradox of our age: how the global wealth gap was built on ecological debts, which the world's poorest are now having to pay for. Highlighting how and why this has happened, he also shows what can be done differently in the future. Now updated throughout, this is a clear and passionate account of the steps we can take to stop pushing the planet to the point of environmental bankruptcy.

Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
1 A Short Walk to Venus
2 The Chemist's Warning: a Short History of Global Warming
3 The Heaven Bursters: Tuvalu and the Fate of Nations
4 The Great Reversal of Human Progress
5 Ecological Debt
6 The Carbon Debt
7 Rationalising Self-destruction (Or Why People Are More Stupid Than Frogs)
8 The Car Park at the End of the World
9 Pay Back Time: the Law, Climate Change and Ecological Debt
10 Data for the Doubtful: the Lessons of War Economies
11 The New Adjustment
12 Minerva's Owl
13 In the Footsteps of Stanley
14 Tick Tock Climate Clock
15 The Duck's Choice
16 How to Live on an Island
Notes
Index

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