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The Resource The shadows of consumption : consequences for the global environment, Peter Dauvergne

The shadows of consumption : consequences for the global environment, Peter Dauvergne

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The shadows of consumption : consequences for the global environment
Title
The shadows of consumption
Title remainder
consequences for the global environment
Statement of responsibility
Peter Dauvergne
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An environmentalist maps the hidden costs of overconsumption in a globalized world by tracing the environmental consequences of five commodities. The Shadows of Consumption gives a hard-hitting diagnosis: many of the earth's ecosystems and billions of its people are at risk from the consequences of rising consumption. Products ranging from cars to hamburgers offer conveniences and pleasures; but, as Peter Dauvergne makes clear, global political and economic processes displace the real costs of consumer goods into distant ecosystems, communities, and timelines, tipping into crisis people and places without the power to resist. In The Shadows of Consumption, Peter Dauvergne maps the costs of consumption that remain hidden in the shadows cast by globalized corporations, trade, and finance. Dauvergne traces the environmental consequences of five commodities: automobiles, gasoline, refrigerators, beef, and harp seals. In these fascinating histories we learn, for example, that American officials ignored warnings about the dangers of lead in gasoline in the 1920s; why China is now a leading producer of CFC-free refrigerators; and how activists were able to stop Canada's commercial seal hunt in the 1980s (but are unable to do so now). Dauvergne's innovative analysis allows us to see why so many efforts to manage the global environment are failing even as environmentalism is slowly strengthening. He proposes a guiding principle of "balanced consumption" for both consumers and corporations. We know that we can make things better by driving a high-mileage car, eating locally grown food, and buying energy-efficient appliances; but these improvements are incremental, local, and insufficient. More crucial than our individual efforts to reuse and recycle will be reforms in the global political economy to reduce the inequalities of consumption and correct the imbalance between growing economies and environmental sustainability
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Dauvergne, Peter
Dewey number
333.7
Index
index present
LC call number
HC79.C6
LC item number
D38 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Environmentalism
  • NATURE
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • SCIENCE
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Environmentalism
Label
The shadows of consumption : consequences for the global environment, Peter Dauvergne
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-287) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Abbreviations; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction The Ecological Shadows of Rising Consumption; 1 An Unbalanced Global Political Economy; 2 Dying of Consumption; I Automobiles; 3 Accidental Dependency? The Road to an Auto World; 4 A Better Ride: Selling Safe and Clean; 5 The Road Tolls; 6 The Globalization of Accidents and Emissions; II Leaded Gasoline; 7 Leaded Science: Pumping Out Profi ts and Risks; 8 Lead Must Go; 9 Taking the Lead Out of Africa; 10 The Globalization of Risk; III Refrigerators; 11 Refrigerating the Ozone Layer; 12 Phasing Out CFC Refrigerators
  • 13 Selling the "Superior" Refrigerator14 The Globalization of Plugging In; IV Beef; 15 The Efficient Steer: Fast, Fat, and Cheap; 16 The Ecology of Big Beef; 17 Sustainable Beef? Chasing a Stampede of "Regular" Steers; 18 The Globalization of More Meat; V The Harp Seal Hunt; 19 To the Red Ice: Heroes and Overharvesting; 20 The Brutes! Killing Markets with Activism; 21 Hunting Beaters for Globalizing Markets; 22 The Globalization of Slippery Markets; Conclusion Transforming Global Consumption; 23 The Illusions of Environmentalism; 24 A Brighter World Order of Balanced Consumption; Notes
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251630753
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Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 315 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262271233
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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  • 22573/ctt59psw6
  • 528aaa67-c4a1-46cb-8f62-fad7cac5e494
  • 7706
  • 9780262271233
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(OCoLC)251630753
Label
The shadows of consumption : consequences for the global environment, Peter Dauvergne
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-287) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Abbreviations; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction The Ecological Shadows of Rising Consumption; 1 An Unbalanced Global Political Economy; 2 Dying of Consumption; I Automobiles; 3 Accidental Dependency? The Road to an Auto World; 4 A Better Ride: Selling Safe and Clean; 5 The Road Tolls; 6 The Globalization of Accidents and Emissions; II Leaded Gasoline; 7 Leaded Science: Pumping Out Profi ts and Risks; 8 Lead Must Go; 9 Taking the Lead Out of Africa; 10 The Globalization of Risk; III Refrigerators; 11 Refrigerating the Ozone Layer; 12 Phasing Out CFC Refrigerators
  • 13 Selling the "Superior" Refrigerator14 The Globalization of Plugging In; IV Beef; 15 The Efficient Steer: Fast, Fat, and Cheap; 16 The Ecology of Big Beef; 17 Sustainable Beef? Chasing a Stampede of "Regular" Steers; 18 The Globalization of More Meat; V The Harp Seal Hunt; 19 To the Red Ice: Heroes and Overharvesting; 20 The Brutes! Killing Markets with Activism; 21 Hunting Beaters for Globalizing Markets; 22 The Globalization of Slippery Markets; Conclusion Transforming Global Consumption; 23 The Illusions of Environmentalism; 24 A Brighter World Order of Balanced Consumption; Notes
Control code
251630753
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 315 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262271233
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt59psw6
  • 528aaa67-c4a1-46cb-8f62-fad7cac5e494
  • 7706
  • 9780262271233
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)251630753

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