In a searing critique of biotechnology’s impact on agricultural production in India in the 1980s and 1990s, Shiva exposes the ecological roots of communal violence that struck Punjab.
These essays explore different conceptions of the relations between humans and the environment that are embedded in world religions and traditions.
A concise presentation of dominant environmental ideas in the West and a knowledgeable critique of them. Pepper challenges the mainstream assumptions by situating each ideas social and historical origins.
Yearley discusses the problems related to the universalizing discourse of globalization and its impact on the environment. He shows how inequality in wealth and power structures our discourse and leaves the most vulnerable to suffer.
Plagues and Peoples, William H. McNeill, Anchor Books Doubleday, 1977, pp. 365, ISBN 0-385-12122-9 Professor William McNeill’s career spanned the latter half of the 20th century and was devoted to macrohistorical explanations of change. He is most widely known for…
A terrifying true story about the origins and spread of different filo-viruses and people tasked with preventing it. Preston tells the story of a contained outbreak of Ebola in Reston, Virginia in 1989 and 1990.
Rifkin outlines a pro-market and growth oriented plan for the transition to a green economy in the US. For Rifkin, the harbingers of hope are to be found in the business community.
Ann Pettifor argues that we have the resources to do what we have to do to transition our economies. With more monetary and policy autonomy, countries implement solutions to avoid a climate disaster.
Food or War, Julian Cribb, Cambridge University Press, 2019, pp. 336, ISBN 978-1-108-71290-3 Paul R. Ehrlich claims to have understood overpopulation intellectually for a long time before the publications of his The Population Bomb in 1968. In the first chapter…
We are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast, Jonathan Safran Foer, Hamish Hamilton, 2019, pp. 272, ISBN 976-0-7352-3307-2 As wildfires spurred by global warming rage in Australia and California, as bigger, stronger and more dangerous hurricanes batter coastal…