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The Resource The appropriation of ecological space : agrofuels, unequal exchange and environmental load displacements, Kenneth Hermele

The appropriation of ecological space : agrofuels, unequal exchange and environmental load displacements, Kenneth Hermele

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The appropriation of ecological space : agrofuels, unequal exchange and environmental load displacements
Title
The appropriation of ecological space
Title remainder
agrofuels, unequal exchange and environmental load displacements
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth Hermele
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Language
eng
Summary
Although it is recognised that Thomas Robert Malthus was wrong when he posited a contradiction between population increase and agricultural growth, there are increasing signs that he could be proved right in the future. Perhaps Malthus was too late and too early in his prediction? He was too late, because he did not foresee the shift from land-based resources to fossil fuels, which did away with the limits of agricultural growth, at least temporarily; and he was too early to witness that fossil fuels would come up against their own limits in terms of supply as well as in terms of global warming. This study deals with land-based resources and the role they play in the global socio-ecological metabolic regime, both today and in the future. In particular, the controversial use of agrofuels as a solution to coming scarcity is subjected to close scrutiny. As a global society we are entering an era where land areas and land-based resources are coming to the fore once again for capital accumulation and economic growth after two centuries of fossil fuel dominance. But land areas are limited, especially if we wish to curb deforestation to fight climate change. Then peak oil coexists with peak soil, and finding the land areas needed to supply food, feed, fibres and fuels to sustain a global population of nine, ten billion people will not be easily achieved. On the contrary, this study maintains that economic power will translate into the appropriation of ecological space, land and land-based resources in various ways, through trade and environmental load displacements
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DLC
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1948-
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Hermele, Kenneth
Dewey number
333.73
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD111
LC item number
.H475 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge studies in ecological economics
Series volume
31
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  • Land use
  • Energy crops
  • Sustainable development
  • Energy crops
  • Land use
  • Sustainable development
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The appropriation of ecological space : agrofuels, unequal exchange and environmental load displacements, Kenneth Hermele
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: argument : the return of Malthus -- Land use and agrofuels -- The importance of land -- Land use scenarios for agrofuels and nine billion people -- Regulating land use for agrofuels : a case study of Brazil -- Ecologically unequal exchange -- Framing unequal exchange -- The importance of measures -- Measures and interpretations of ecologically unequal exchange -- The appropriation of ecological space -- From environmental load displacement to land grabbing -- The argument revisited : the return to the land
Control code
828246655
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 158 pages
Isbn
9780415858342
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2013004274
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)828246655
Label
The appropriation of ecological space : agrofuels, unequal exchange and environmental load displacements, Kenneth Hermele
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: argument : the return of Malthus -- Land use and agrofuels -- The importance of land -- Land use scenarios for agrofuels and nine billion people -- Regulating land use for agrofuels : a case study of Brazil -- Ecologically unequal exchange -- Framing unequal exchange -- The importance of measures -- Measures and interpretations of ecologically unequal exchange -- The appropriation of ecological space -- From environmental load displacement to land grabbing -- The argument revisited : the return to the land
Control code
828246655
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 158 pages
Isbn
9780415858342
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2013004274
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)828246655

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