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Global capitalism and climate change [electronic resource] : the need for an alternative world system / Hans A. Baer.

Author/Creator:
Baer, Hans A., 1944-
Publication:
Lanham, Md. : AltaMira Press, 2012.
Series:
Globalization and the environment.
Globalization and the environment series
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (367 p.)
Subjects:
Climatic changes -- Economic aspects.
Globalization.
Sustainable development.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
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.
Contents:
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
Conclusion.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-282-13403-5
9786613806611
0-7591-2134-6
OCLC:
855502207
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