Table of Contents

Front Matter.
Human-Environment Interactions / Frances Harris.
From Science to Policy / Frances Harris.
Confronting a Multitude of Multilateral Environmental Agreements / Anilla Cherian.
Grappling with the Global Climate Challenge / Anilla Cherian.
Understanding and Adapting to Sea-Level Rise / Patrick D. Nunn.
Conserving Biodiversity and Natural Resources / Frances Harris.
Food Production and Supply / Guy M. Robinson and Frances Harris.
Meeting Society's Demand for Energy / Nick Petford.
Sustainable Urbanisation / Kenneth Lynch.
Coping with Pollution: Dealing withWaste / Ros Taylor.
Sustainable Development: Negotiating the Future / Frances Harris.
List of Abbreviations and Acronyms.
References.
Index. Global Environmental Issues, second edition builds on the popularity of the first edition, viewing global environmental problems as complex issues with a network of causes, influenced by a range of actors with differing priorities. The book recognises that science underpins much of what happens in society and therefore it is important to be able to interpret the environmental and social consequences of scientific developments. In addition to discussing the main biophysical causes, the book illustrates how socio-economic and political factors determine why and how people use land, resources and technology, and how this in turn affects natural resource management. This edition includes new chapters on the politics of science, International environmental regulation and treaties, environmental issues in a globalised world and natural resource management. Global Environmental Issues, second edition is essential reading for upper level undergraduates and Masters students within departments of Environmental Science and Geography.
Global Environmental Issues, second edition builds on the popularity of the first edition, viewing global environmental problems as complex issues with a network of causes, influenced by a range of actors with differing priorities. The book recognises that science underpins much of what happens in society and therefore it is important to be able to interpret the environmental and social consequences of scientific developments. In addition to discussing the main biophysical causes, the book illustrates how socio-economic and political factors determine why and how people use land, resources and technology, and how this in turn affects natural resource management. This edition includes new chapters on the politics of science, International environmental regulation and treaties, environmental issues in a globalised world and natural resource management. Global Environmental Issues, second edition is essential reading for upper level undergraduates and Masters students within departments of Environmental Science and Geography.