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eBook Vanishing Borders: Protecting the planet in the age of globalization (The Worldwatch Environmental Alert Series) ePub

by Hilary French

  • ISBN: 1853836931
  • Category: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Hilary French
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Earthscan; 1 edition (October 1, 2009)
  • Pages: 276
  • ePub book: 1662 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1291 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
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Significantly, the digital revolution, integral in itself to processes to globalization, offers channels through which powerful coalitions can effect change

Significantly, the digital revolution, integral in itself to processes to globalization, offers channels through which powerful coalitions can effect change. Originally published in 2000.

Over 200 international environmental treaties exist but most need more . An action plan for ensuring environmental stability in the wake of globalization.

Over 200 international environmental treaties exist but most need more stringent conditions and enforcement, and continuing support from NGO and business communities. Significantly, the digital revolution, integral in itself to processes to globalization, offers channels through which powerful coalitions can effect change.

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Presently, national governments are singularly ill-equipped for tackling transitional environmental problems-from ozone depletion to soaring trade in commodities such as timbre- problems which are climbing ever higher on the international political agenda. Acknowledgments 1. One World? I. The Ecology of Globalization 2. Nature Under Siege 3. The Biotic Mixing Bowl 4. Global Grocers 5. The Export of Hazard 6. Sharing the Air II.

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book by Hilary F. French. As the twenty-first century dawns, goods, money, people, ideas, and pollution are traveling around the world with unprecedented speed and scale, producing transnational environmental problems, from climate change to the soaring trade in commodities like timber and shrimp.

Worldwatch Environmental Alert. So if you find a current lower price from an online retailer on an identical, in-stock product, tell us and we'll match it.

The Worldwatch Environmental Alert Series. 276. Country of Publication. Geography, Environment & Agriculture. The Ecology of Globalization2. The Biotic Mixing Bowl4. The Export of Hazard6. Reforming Global Governance7.

The world is shrinking faster than ever. Goods, money, microbes, pollution, people and ideas are crossing boundaries ever more frequently. The implications for our future and for the health of the planet are profound. Vanishing Borders outlines the ecological challenges posed and then goes on to define the necessary strategies for tackling them. Presently, national governments are singularly ill-equipped for tackling transitional environmental problems-from ozone depletion to soaring trade in commodities such as timbre- problems which are climbing ever higher on the international political agenda. Industrial and developing countries are on a collision course over climate change, and water shortages are creating tensions in several parts of the world. The author argues that only a worldwide commitment to strengthening treaties and institutions needed to integrate ecological considerations into the rules of global commerce holds out hope. Over 200 international environmental treaties exist but most need more stringent conditions and enforcement, and continuing support from NGO and business communities. Significantly, the digital revolution, integral in itself to processes to globalization, offers channels through which powerful coalitions can effect change. The book provides a compelling and accessible analysis and a clear plan of action in pursuit of environmental stability. Originally published in 2000

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Vudozilkree Vudozilkree
In the book Vanishing Borders, by Hilary French, she brings to our attention how rapid people, resources, money, disease and pollution are integrating themselves with the entire world. Borders of nations and physical barriers are no longer containing things like they used to. The book is divided into two parts; the current situation the world is facing and what it�s going to take to solve the issues.
In the first section of the book French states the status quo of the world. We are burning too many fossil fuels leading to ozone depletion. She discusses the devastations as a result of the elevated timber market. We can no longer count on our natural environmental borders to keep out diseases or invasive species. As a result of our wildly intensifying populations, we are finding ways to get beyond our borders and transmit all sorts of hazards throughout the continents causing immense wreckage to our ecosystems. The more our populations grow the more waste we have. French gives insight to how developed countries are trading their toxic waste and hazardous chemicals to lesser-developed countries, causing mass death and injury. Although we have environmental organizations and treaties in favor of promoting a healthy world, there are just too many countries and environmental issues that are out of control and treaties not getting enforced.
In the second part of her book, French discusses the tactic that she feels will best bring control to our uninhibited world mixing and relief to our environmental strains. There are lots of world treaties out there that are not getting enforced and still other issues that are not even getting considered. International institutions such as the World Trade Origination are not taking a rigid enough stance on a lot of environmental and global protection issues. French argues that the solution to this problem is joint world effort on behalf of citizens themselves. She states that technologies and communications are such that businesses and non-governmental organizations have the abilities to form substantial coalitions of people through the private sector.
I got a lot out of the book. I was previously oblivious to a lot of our environmental concerns. What I assumed was just getting done and regulated I now know is not. I had no idea what was occurring with our toxic waste and hazardous chemicals. French brought to my attention a lot of issues that pertain to the United States that are seldom publicly discussed for obvious reasons. I am however a little skeptical about French�s solution. I�m not convinced that there is that large of a base of people interested in devoting enough time, energy, and finances into organizing a world-wide environmental protection program. My skepticism could be a result of not having the knowledge or background on what non-governmental organizations are capable of. Overall the book was well worth the read and very understandable. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is remotely interested in environmental protection or globalization.
Uris Uris
If you have ever wondered what all the fuss surrounding the WTO meetings in Seattle was about, or who the World Bank and IMF are and their impacts on the environment, this is the book for you! Clearly written and meticulously researched, Vanishing Borders makes many of the complex issues of globalization and the environment accessible to a general audience. This book goes out of its way to tell all sides of an issue and to look toward what can be done to improve the world in the future. I highy recommend it.