Global capitalism and climate change [electronic resource] : the need for an alternative world system / Hans A. Baer.
- Lanham, Md. : AltaMira Press, 2012.
- Globalization and the environment.
Globalization and the environment series
1 online resource (367 p.)
- Climatic changes -- Economic aspects.
- Electronic books.
- This book constitutes an effort to develop a critical social science of climate change, one that posits its roots in global capitalism with its emphasis on profit-making, a treadmill of production and consumption, heavy reliance on fossil fuels, and commitment to ongoing economic expansion.
- The impact of climate change on the environment and human societies
The capitalist world system and its contradictions
The capitalist treadmill of production and consumption as a generator of greenhouse gas emissions
The inadequacies of existing climate regimes for mitigating climate change
Why green capitalism is insufficient to mitigate climate change
A vision of an alternative world system : toward global democracy based on social justice and environmental sustainability
Toward an ecological revolution : progressive transitional reforms
Grass-roots responses to the climate change : internationally, nationally, and locally
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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