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Global Climate Change Digest
A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 6, NUMBER 1, JANUARY 1993
BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
ECONOMICS AND FINANCE
Costing the Earth: The Challenge for Governments, the Opportunities
for Business, F. Cairncross, 260 pp., 1992 (Harvard Univ., Business School
Despite peoples' hope, economic growth can never be made environmentally
benign; however, greener growth is possible, and environmental harm can be
reduced through government incentives for companies to use raw materials more
frugally. Favors the use of economic tools rather than regulations. (See
extensive review by L. Lave in Issues in Sci. & Technol., 90-94,
Valuing the Earth--Economics, Ecology, Ethics, H.E. Daly, K.N.
Townsend, Eds., 384 pp., Dec. 1992, $18.95 pbk. (MIT).
A revision of Daly's Economics, Ecology, Ethics, consisting of 20
classic and recent essays with the common theme that an economic stationary
state is more healthful to life on Earth than unlimited growth. Discusses the
moral, financial and ecological dilemma of how to sustain our way of living
while sustaining the planet.
Natural Resource Management--An Economic Perspective, 328 pp.,
1992, Austral. $33 + postage (ABARE). Contains a comprehensive selection of
papers published by the Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics
(ABARE) on issues including greenhouse policies.
The Debt Boomerang: How Third World Debt Harms Us All, S. George,
202 pp., 1992, £25 hbk./£7.95 pbk. (Pluto Press for the Transnational
Explores hidden links between Third World peasants and First World
taxpayers, stressing feedbacks more than linear connections. Shows how the debt
boomerang contributes to disturbing global climate and reducing biodiversity.
Reviewed by O. Sattaur in New Scientist, p. 45, Dec. 5, 1992.
Blueprint 2: Greening the World Economy, D. Pearce, Ed., 224 pp.,
1991, $16.95 (Earthscan).
A follow-up to Blueprint for a Green Economy (1989) that examines
economic aspects of tackling international environmental problems, including
global warming, ozone depletion and population growth.
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