Pollution

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Ecological Footprint

Managing Our Biocapacity Budget

Our economy is running a Bernie Madoff-style Ponzi scheme with the planet. We use future resources to run the present, using more than Earth can replenish. Like any such scheme, this works for a … ; 290 View
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Introduction

Footprint: Why?

From: Ecological Footprint

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Area as Currency

How Much Biocapacity Does a Person Need?

From: Ecological Footprint

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A deeper introduction to the Footprint, explaining the underlying physical principles and idea of accounting. ; 23 $2.30 Add
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Ecological Hinterland

How much Biocapacity Does a City Need?

From: Ecological Footprint

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This chapter uses the city lens – explaining a city metabolism and its requirement of distant ecosystems  to operate. ; 17 $1.70 Add
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The Paradox of Agriculture

From: Emergent Agriculture

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The paradox of agriculture. Our image of what we want farming to be and the reality of what it has become. The words unsustainable, dangerous, inhumane, dehumanizing, and toxic are barely … 6 $0.60 Add
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Water, Water, Clean Water — But Not Everywhere

From: Canada after Harper

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Maude Barlow next focuses on the alarming shrinkage and pollution of Canada’s fresh water supply, a precious resource which lacks the effective laws and regulations needed to protect it 13 $1.30 Add
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When Things Bite Back: Some Unintended Consequences of Modern Technology

From: Techno-Fix

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When Things Bite Back explores, in depth, some of the many unintended environmental and social consequences of modern technologies, ranging from environmental pollution, global warming, species … ; 38 $3.80 Add
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Croplands, Forests, and Oceans

How Much Biocapacity Do We Have?

From: Ecological Footprint

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This is the other side of the coin: what nature is able to deliver. It explains why regeneration is the mother of all material constraints. ; 22 $2.20 Add
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Technology, Exploitation and Fairness

From: Techno-Fix

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Technology, Exploitation and Fairness advances the thesis that many technologies are regrettably used for control and exploitation of both humans and the environment, leading inevitably to … ; 27 $2.70 Add
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One Planet

Ecological Limits and Then What?

From: Ecological Footprint

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Once we compare demand (footprint) with supply (biocapacity) it becomes clear which countries run ecological deficits. It begs the question – are ecological deficits an economic risk? … ; 25 $2.50 Add
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Footprint as Compass

How Much Biocapacity Do We Need for a Good Life?

From: Ecological Footprint

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Ultimately, the issue is not how little we use, but how well we can live. Still there are the planetary constraints. This is the core tension defining sustainable development. This chapter makes … ; 18 $1.80 Add
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Part 2: Sustainable Community Building Blocks

Waste Reduction and Recycling

From: Toward Sustainable Communities

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Reuse and reduction offer the greatest opportunities for eliminating pollution and depletion of natural resources, yet they are often perceived to be at odds with economic development. How does a … 13 $1.30 Add
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Carbon Pricing

Economists vs. the Public Interest

From: The Big Stall

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Reviews competing economic theories about tackling pollution. Explains Edmund Pigou’s work on "externalities" and neo-liberal ideas. An analysis of the two major policy proposals … 21 $2.10 Add
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Conclusion:

Cars, Canadians and the Twenty-first Century

From: Car Nation

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Looks at the interconnectedness of the car to the great political, environmental and economic questions of our time as a testament to the automobile’s continuing centrality in both our … 8 $0.80 Add
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End Overshoot!

Communication Is Key

From: Ecological Footprint

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Without careful communication, we cannot win the hearts and minds of our audiences. What can we learn from past mistakes? ; 11 $1.10 Add
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On Nature’s Limits and the Human Condition

Five Axioms of Sustainability

From: Peak Everything

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My aim in this chapter is to explore the history of the terms sustainable and sustainability, and their various published definitions, and then to offer a set of five axioms (self-evident truths) … 14 $1.40 Add