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Taking sides : clashing views on environmental issues / selected, edited, and with introductions by Thomas Easton.
Clashing views on environmental issues
New York : McGraw-Hill, c2011 [i.e. 2010].
xxx, 366 p. ; 24 cm.
363.7 TAK.13 (Copy 1) MAIN-MONO 289481 INLIBRARY
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Previous editions have subtitle: Clashing views on controversial environmental issues.
Includes bibliographical references.
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1. Unit 1: Environmental philosophy. Is the precautionary principle a sound approach to risk analysis? -- 2. Is sustainable development compatible with human welfare? -- 3. Should a price be put on the goods and services provided by the world's ecosystems? -- Unit 2. Principles versus politics -- 4. Should the Endangered Species Act be strengthened? -- 5. Should the EPA be doing more to fight environmental injustice? -- 6. Can pollution rights trading effectively control environmental problems? -- Unit 3. Energy issues -- 7. Should the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge be opened to oil drilling? -- 8. Is global warming skepticism just smoke and mirrors? -- 9. Is wind power green? -- 10. Should cars be more efficient? -- 11. Do biofuels enhance energy security? -- 12. Is it time to revive nuclear power? -- Unit 4. Food and population -- 13. Do falling birthrates pose a threat to human welfare? -- 14. Is genetic engineering the answer to hunger? -- 15. Is a large-scale shift to organic farming the best way to increase world food supply? -- Unit 5. Toxic chemicals -- 16. Should DDT be banned worldwide? -- 17. Do environmental hormone mimics pose a potentially serious health threat? -- 18. Is the Superfund program successfully protecting human health form hazardous materials? -- 19. Should the United States reprocess spent nuclear fuel?
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