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The Real Environmental Crisis: Why Poverty, Not Affluence, Is the Environment's Number One Enemy

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The Real Environmental Crisis: Why Poverty, Not Affluence, Is the Environment's Number One Enemy

The Real Environmental Crisis: Why Poverty, Not Affluence, Is the Environment's Number One Enemy
Publisher:University of California Press (2003-04-02) | ISBN-10: 0520237889 | PDF | 4.3 Mb | 251 pages

Drawing a completely new road map toward a sustainable future, Jack M. Hollander contends that our most critical environmental problem is global poverty. His balanced, authoritative, and lucid book challenges widely held beliefs that economic development and affluence pose a major threat to the world's environment and resources. Pointing to the great strides that have been made toward improving and protecting the environment in the affluent democracies, Hollander makes the case that the essential prerequisite for sustainability is a global transition from poverty to affluence, coupled with a transition to freedom and democracy.