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

Author
Baer, Hans A., 1944- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
1st ed.
Published/​Created
Lanham, Md. : AltaMira Press, 2012.
Description
1 online resource (367 p.)

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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.
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Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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English
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.
ISBN
  • 1-282-13403-5
  • 9786613806611
  • 0-7591-2134-6
OCLC
  • 855502207
  • 806039177
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