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By Shannon O'Lear

Shannon O'Lear brings a geographer's viewpoint to environmental politics. The ebook considers problems with weather swap, strength, foodstuff safety, pollutants, waste, and source clash to discover how political, financial, ideological and army energy have contributed to the iteration of environmental matters and the formation of dominant narratives approximately them. The e-book encourages the reader to imagine significantly in regards to the strength dynamics that form (and restrict) how we predict approximately environmental concerns and to extend the reader's figuring out of why it issues that those concerns are mentioned at specific spatial scales. using a geographer's feel of scale and gear results in a greater figuring out of the complexity of environmental matters and should support formulate mitigation and version thoughts. The e-book will allure customarily to complicated scholars and researchers from a geography heritage, but in addition to social and political scientists who desire to examine the subject from this diverse standpoint.

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This chapter examines the evolving notion of food security. Food security has, it turns out, much to do with other forms of human security. Although it is does not have the cachet in the donor world that HIV/AIDS has, malnutrition is a more significant threat to more people in more places. The US Farm Bill is examined in this chapter. Not only does the Farm Bill do much to dictate what kinds of crops are grown and how (with implications, therefore, for other environmental issues such as the use of pesticides, herbicides, and water), but we can also see that the scale of the US Farm Bill reaches to other countries where relatively poor farmers cannot compete with subsidized crops from the US.

These critiques merit further exploration, but it is worth mentioning that the IPCC reports are not limited to physical science alone. The report from Working Group 2 (IPCC 2007), “Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability,” discusses human vulnerability to climate change not only in terms of changing conditions in the physical environment but also as influenced by stresses caused by “poverty, unequal access to resources, food insecurity, trends in economic globalization, conflict, and incidences of diseases such as HIV/AIDS” (IPCC 2007, p.

This refrigerant posed no ozone depletion problem and was only a minor greenhouse gas. Since it was a mixture of two common gases, it could not be patented. That meant that this refrigerant could be made available cheaply without large, corporate profit. The propane and butane technology caught the attention of a Greenpeace activist, Wolfgang Lohbeck, who persuaded a nearly defunct, small refrigerator manufacturer to design and develop refrigerators that used the propane and butane refrigerant technology.

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