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The Resource The environmental endgame : mainstream economics, ecological disaster, and human survival, Robert L. Nadeau

The environmental endgame : mainstream economics, ecological disaster, and human survival, Robert L. Nadeau

Label
The environmental endgame : mainstream economics, ecological disaster, and human survival
Title
The environmental endgame
Title remainder
mainstream economics, ecological disaster, and human survival
Statement of responsibility
Robert L. Nadeau
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For decades, scholars have warned of an impending global environmental crisis. Yet, politicians, particularly in the United States, have consistently shown through their actions towards crucial "green" policies that they are not taking the threat seriously. Initiatives aimed at protecting the planet are commonly seen as belonging to a category unto themselves - the preserve of scientists and environmental enthusiasts. In this groundbreaking book, Robert L. Nadeau warns that we have moved menacingly close to a global environmental catastrophe and that the first step in evading large-scale ecological disaster is to stop drawing a distinction between issues that are "environmental" or "scientific" and those that reside in the sphere of "real life." Although scientists have attempted to bring ecological concerns to the forefront of the conversation on global issues, Nadeau argues that problems are rarely communicated in ways that can be readily understood by those outside the scientific community.; By bringing together perspectives from a variety of disciplines, including economics, politics, biology, and the history of science, "The Environmental Endgame" makes a bold and original effort to articulate the concerns of scientists, in such a way that they become the real-life, tangible concerns of billions of people around the world. Starting from the premise that people require stories to explain their world, how they fit in it, and their relationship and responsibility to different groups, Nadeau asserts that we have entered a new phase of human history and the story that accompanies it cannot be one of separation and division. Instead, it must be one of coherence and mutual goals. Nadeau demonstrates that our current governmental and financial institutions, based on neoclassical economics, lack the mechanisms for positing and implementing viable solutions to large-scale crises. In other words, we should not be thinking in terms of competing nation-states, but should reconfigure international government as a supranational federal system. The book concludes with a call to view the natural world as a part of, not separate from, humanity.; This unifying worldview would be a catalyst for implementing the new sorts of international government organizations necessary to resolving the current crisis. "The Environmental Endgame" is an ambitious and timely book that will change the way we think about our economy, our government, and the environment. It should be read by everyone who cares about the pervasive neglect and abuse of planet Earth and what can be done about it
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
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1944-
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Nadeau, Robert
Dewey number
304.2/8
Index
index present
LC call number
GE170
LC item number
.N335 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
GE170
NAL item number
.N335 2006
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental responsibility
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental responsibility
Label
The environmental endgame : mainstream economics, ecological disaster, and human survival, Robert L. Nadeau
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-200) and index
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The making of the godgame -- Godgames at the Pentagon -- A new view of nature -- The amazing gift of language -- The gods of the soulless machine -- The god with the invisible hand -- A green thumb on the invisible hand -- An unnatural religion -- The endgame
Control code
76892053
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 211 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780813539393
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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22573/ctt4jx3n2
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)76892053
Label
The environmental endgame : mainstream economics, ecological disaster, and human survival, Robert L. Nadeau
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-200) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The making of the godgame -- Godgames at the Pentagon -- A new view of nature -- The amazing gift of language -- The gods of the soulless machine -- The god with the invisible hand -- A green thumb on the invisible hand -- An unnatural religion -- The endgame
Control code
76892053
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 211 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813539393
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4jx3n2
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)76892053

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