Science

Understanding Environmental Issues

Understanding Environmental Issues

Author: Susan Buckingham

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446239537

Category: Science

Page: 290

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"Understanding Environmental Issues provides an excellent foundation for developing critical thinking about contemporary environmental concerns and the ways in which these are debated, represented and managed. The book should achieve its aim of stimulating students to engage with how ideas of sustainability and environmental justice can be applied both in policy and in practical action." - Gordon Walker, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University "The arena of environmental issues is a minefield for undergraduate students seeking clarity about key problems and solutions. This is where Understanding Environmental Issues will play a major role, providing a stimulating guide through the wealth of material and complex ideas. In particular the unification of social and physical science in the case studies provides a holistic approach to the subject that is essential for students and a refreshing innovation for environmental textbooks." - Anna R. Davies, Trinity College, University of Dublin There is now an unprecedented interest in, and concern about, environmental problems. Understanding Environmental Issues explains the science behind these problems, as well as the economic, political, social, and cultural factors which produce and reproduce them. This book: Explains, clearly and concisely, the science and social science necessary to understand environmental issues. Describes - in section one - the philosophies, values, politics, and technologies which contribute to the production of environmental issues. Uses cases on climate change, waste, food, and natural hazards in section two to provide detailed illustration and exemplification of the ideas described in section one. The conclusion, a case study of Mexico City, draws together the key themes Vivid, accessible and pedagogically informed, Understanding Environmental Issues will be a key resource for undergraduate and taught postgraduate students in Geography, Environment, and Ecology; as well as students of the social sciences with an interest in environmental issues.
Science

Understanding Environmental Issues

Understanding Environmental Issues

Author: Steve Hinchliffe

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0470849983

Category: Science

Page: 190

View: 834

Understanding Environmental Issues asks 'What is meant by the term "environment"?', 'Why are environmental questions so pressing?' and 'How can we make sense of environmental issues?' The book begins with an investigation of an estuary and touches upon the issues of sea-level change, over-fishing, nuclear waste disposal, and management of biodiversity. Subsequent chapters take the topic of species extinction to introduce the concepts of time/space, values/power/action, and risk/uncertainty. Part of the OU-Wiley Environment Series
Science

Understanding and Solving Environmental Problems in the 21st Century

Understanding and Solving Environmental Problems in the 21st Century

Author: R. Costanza

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080543406

Category: Science

Page: 346

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The aim of this book is to encourage integration of the natural and social sciences with the policy and design-making community, and thereby develop a deeper understanding of complex environmental problems. Its fundamental themes are: • integrated modeling and assessment • complex, adaptive, hierarchical systems • ecosystem services • science and decision-making • ecosystem health and human health • quality of life and the distribution of wealth and resources. This book will act as a state of the art assessment of integrated environmental science and its relation to real world problem solving. It is aimed not only at the academic community, but also as a sourcebook for managers, policy makers, and the informed public. It deals both with the state of the science and the level of consensus among scientists on key environmental issues. The concepts underlying this book were developed at the 2nd EcoSummit workshop held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, June, 2000, with active participation from all delegates, and attempts to present their collective view.
Political Science

Understanding Environmental Policy

Understanding Environmental Policy

Author: Steven Cohen

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231537681

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 316

The first edition of this pragmatic course text emphasized the policy value of a "big picture" approach to the ethical, political, technological, scientific, economic, and management aspects of environmental issues. The text then applied this approach to real-world case examples involving leaks in underground storage tanks, toxic waste cleanup, and the effects of global climate change. This second edition demonstrates the ongoing effectiveness of the book's framework in generating meaningful action and policy solutions to current environmental issues. The text adds case examples concerning congestion taxes, e-waste, hydrofracking, and recent developments in global climate change, updating references and other materials throughout and incorporating the political and policy changes of the Obama administration's first term and developments in national and global environmental issues.
Science

Understanding Environmental Pollution

Understanding Environmental Pollution

Author: Marquita K. Hill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521562104

Category: Science

Page: 334

View: 802

A lucidly-written and thorough approach to comprehending pollution issues, Understanding Environmental Pollution systematically addresses issues from global stratospheric ozone depletion to personal pollution in the home. The author identifies pollutants and their sources, addresses the risks to humans and the environment, and discusses what is being done to reduce emissions. Although it focuses on the United States, this book considers the global implications of local pollution and stresses both individual and corporate responsibility. The book provides basic concepts in toxicology and risk assessment next to contrary opinions on major issues, enabling curious undergraduate students to evaluate environmental problems, realizing that there may not be a "right" answer.
Science

Understanding Environment

Understanding Environment

Author: Kiran Chhokar

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761932772

Category: Science

Page: 331

View: 488

Designed as a basic text for foundation and undergraduate courses in Environmental Studies, this book introduces students to key scientific concepts related to environment and sustainable development. It provides a comprehensive understanding of environmental concerns and issues with special reference to the Indian context. The primary objective of the book is to create an awareness of the environment. It conceptualizes the environment as a multidimensional and complex living system and describes the interlinkages that make up this system. The presentation is supported by relevant examples and case studies to contextualize the information given. Questions and self-learning exercises are provided at the end of each chapter to assist students to understand and apply the content in their immediate environment. Specifically, the book: - Highlights the interconnectedness of phenomena in real life, and the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary nature of environmental studies. - Presents case studies to highlight examples of individual and collective action that have 'made a difference'. - Provides self-learning exercises for each chapter to help develop skills of observation, data collection, analysis, synthesis and presentation. Written in a non-technical manner and supported by attractive illustrations, this text will be welcomed not only by students but by anyone interested in understanding the environment. It is specially relevant as it is being published on the eve of the UN Decade for Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014).
Nature

Understanding Environmental Policy Processes

Understanding Environmental Policy Processes

Author: James Keeley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136549724

Category: Nature

Page: 241

View: 534

A critical analysis of the post-Rio consensus on environment and development which questions the role of particular forms of internationalized elite scientific expertise. It asks why certain understandings of environmental change stick with such tenacity. In exploring this, the authors unravel the politics of knowledge surrounding policymaking, looking particularly at Ethiopia, Mali and Zimbabwe and their land and soils management. The book also looks at prospects for more inclusive, participatory forms of policymaking.

Understanding Environmental Policy After Covid-19

Understanding Environmental Policy After Covid-19

Author: Emre Cengiz

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 3631861125

Category:

Page: 286

View: 719

Environmental and climate problems have gained a global dimension and constitute one of the important issues of world politics and economies. The necessity of all states to act together on these problems, which threaten the present and future of humanity, and find the solution has revealed the "global" character of the process. The interdependence created by economic development and environmental problems brought a new meaning and dimension to both national and international politics. Especially the recent pandemic has made the global nature of environmental issues more understandable. In this context, it seems necessary to create a work that deals with current debates in the field, which will help identify the problems in the field and find solutions to them.
NATURE

Understanding Environmental Pollution

Understanding Environmental Pollution

Author: Marquita K. Hill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108423083

Category: NATURE

Page: 471

View: 920

Thoroughly updated new edition of this undergraduate textbook examines environmental pollution from our homes to the global environment.
Nature

Environmental Problem-Solving: Balancing Science and Politics Using Consensus Building Tools

Environmental Problem-Solving: Balancing Science and Politics Using Consensus Building Tools

Author: Lawrence Susskind

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 9781785271328

Category: Nature

Page: 508

View: 987

‘Environmental Problem-Solving' presents short excerpts from carefully selected readings, expert commentaries on those readings, assignments, and the best MIT student responses to the assignments and exam questions with excellent student response. The book presents four main models of environmental policy-making: competing theories of environmental ethics; tools for environmental assessment and environmental decision-making; and techniques for public engagement and group decision-making. The book covers the material presented in the semester-long course required of all students enrolled in MIT’s Environmental Policy and Planning Specialization.
Political Science

Environment and Society

Environment and Society

Author: Paul Robbins

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444358629

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

View: 813

Environment and Society: A Critical Introduction is an overview of the diverse conceptual tools and traditions for thinking about, explaining and addressing the environmental challenges we face in the contemporary world. Provides an introduction to the environmental challenges we face in the contemporary world through foundational theoretical ideas illustrated with concrete, everyday examples Utilizes compelling, conversational language to expound on theory, history, and scientific topics, making the text accessible to a diverse readership Draws upon contemporary theoretical understandings in nature/society theory while demonstrating through practice and deployment Includes discussion of key historical events, topical issues, and policies, as well as scientific concepts
Science

The Impact of Air Pollution on Health, Economy, Environment and Agricultural Sources

The Impact of Air Pollution on Health, Economy, Environment and Agricultural Sources

Author: Mohamed Khallaf

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9789533075280

Category: Science

Page: 459

View: 351

This book aims to strengthen the knowledge base dealing with Air Pollution. The book consists of 21 chapters dealing with Air Pollution and its effects in the fields of Health, Environment, Economy and Agricultural Sources. It is divided into four sections. The first one deals with effect of air pollution on health and human body organs. The second section includes the Impact of air pollution on plants and agricultural sources and methods of resistance. The third section includes environmental changes, geographic and climatic conditions due to air pollution. The fourth section includes case studies concerning of the impact of air pollution in the economy and development goals, such as, indoor air pollution in México, indoor air pollution and millennium development goals in Bangladesh, epidemiologic and economic impact of natural gas on indoor air pollution in Colombia and economic growth and air pollution in Iran during development programs. In this book the authors explain the definition of air pollution, the most important pollutants and their different sources and effects on humans and various fields of life. The authors offer different solutions to the problems resulting from air pollution.