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Just environments : intergenerational, international and interspecies issues / ed. David E. Cooper, Joy A. Palmer

Secondary Author Cooper, David E., 1942-
Palmer, Joy A., 1951-
Country Reino Unido. Publication London : Routledge, 1995 Description VI, 199 p. ; 24 cm ISBN 0-415-10336-3 CDU 504:504.75 504.75:504
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Can we do what we want with other species? How do conflicting international interests affect global issues? What do we owe the next generation? Just Environments investigates these questions and the ethics which lie at their core.

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Issues that address the relationships between humans and their environment are increasingly important as we enter a new millennium. With world population now at more than 5.5 billion and expected to double in the next 35 years, humans will face significant changes in the way they live over the next half century. Yet Just Environments is not a book about ecology or environmental science. Instead, it is a volume on ethics, justice, and the attitudes that we as humans have or ought to have toward our environment and the rest of humankind. Divided into four parts, the book is clear in its purpose. After an introductory section that explores the fundamental ecological, sociopolitical, geographical, and ethical principles that frame current environmental debates, the book examines in great detail issues relating to our obligations to future generations, nations of the developing world, and nonhuman species. What, for example, do we owe the next generation? What relationships should we in the developed world have toward those in less developed areas? What attitudes should we adopt toward other species in our environment? This attempt to bring together a multitude of voices and perspectives makes this an especially useful and valuable introduction to students interested in a holistic approach to environmental issues. Undergraduate. F. T. Kuserk Moravian College

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