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

Author
Baer, Hans A., 1944- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Lanham : AltaMira Press, ©2012.
Description
xi, 353 pages ; 24 cm.

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Summary note
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.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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
  • 9780759121324 ((cloth ; : alk. paper))
  • 075912132X ((cloth ; : alk. paper))
  • 9780759121348 ((ebook))
  • 0759121346 ((ebook))
LCCN
2012016730
OCLC
777602365
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