Explores the gravity of the global environmental problem with respect to climate, air pollution, overpopulation, water supply, and the health of the oceans. Examines the threat of global warming and the long-term impacts of biodiversity loss and extinction. Discusses potential steps to protect the environment, such as reducing emissions and supporting renewable energy sources, and the role of governments and markets in shaping a sustainable global economy.
"This anthology includes essays that initially appeared in periodicals, newspapers, books, government documents, and public and private organizational publications...A balanced presentation for highly controversial views, the selections differ in style and polish; some are carefully reasoned, and others are emotionally charged. Three major sections explore the dimensions of the problem, its causes, and possible remedies. Pulling no punches, this title covers its subjects well. Useful for research, for reports, and for debates."
-- School Library Journal (November 2001)
Price: US $28.45