Will humans adapt their way of life to conserve the natural systems upon which their future and the living world depend? In this thoughtful book the author attempts an integrated analysis of the interrelationships between science, the environmental movement and public policy.
Preface; Part I. Comprehending the Planet Earth: 1. Science and environment; 2. Science and governance; 3. Geosphere and biosphere; Part II. Developing a Planetary Paradigm: 4. Perspectives and priorities; 5. Politics of environmentalism; 6. Social and economic implications; Part III. An Emerging Planetary Policy: 7. Facing planetary realities; 8. Shaping world institutions; 9. Attaining the attainable; Postscript: between two worlds; References; Index.
'This book is a pioneering synthesis of what has been learned about environmental problem-solving over roughly the last two decades.' Colorado Journal of International Law and Policy