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The crowded greenhouse [electronic resource] : population, climate change, and creating a sustainable world / John Firor and Judith Jacobsen.

Author/Creator:
Firor, John.
Publication:
New Haven : Yale University Press, c2002.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (252 p.)
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Subjects:
Population -- Environmental aspects.
Population policy.
Climatic changes.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This book focuses on two critical global issues-rapid population growth and a human-induced climate change. John Firor and Judith Jacobsen summarize the current status of these two issues, show how they are related to one another, and prescribe steps that governments, economies, societies, and individuals can adopt to stabilize both population and climate.Firor and Jacobsen argue that two revolutions are necessary to achieve a stable population and freedom from human-induced climate change: a social revolution that improves equity, particularly the status of women, and a technical revolution that yields vastly greater efficiency in energy and materials use than we have today. They offer a vision that incorporates these changes, and they urge professionals and activists to work to achieve them, even in the face of great odds.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: 1 One Vision of the Year 2050 1
2 The New World of Population Policy 23
3 Putting Cairo to Work 52
4 U.S. Population Activism in the New Century 80
5 A Warming World 102
6 International Climate-Change Negotiations 135
7 Creating a Stable Atmosphere 165
8 Population and Climate Change Together 187
Afterword: Dancing in the Crowded Greenhouse 203.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-229) and index.
Contributor:
Jacobsen, Judith.
ISBN:
1-281-72278-2
9786611722784
0-300-13344-8
OCLC:
923588288
Publisher Number:
10.12987/9780300133448 doi