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International Environmental Disputes

A Reference Handbook

International Environmental Disputes by Aaron Schwabach
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This book offers an intensive investigation of past and present achievements and failures in international environmental law. Global warming. Species extinction. Overconsumption of resources. Loss of biodiversity. Underground aquifer contamination. Overgrazing. Environmental problems are plaguing our planet. If left unchecked, they can cause enormous harm. Can the nations of the world join together to conquer them before it's too late? "International Environmental Disputes" is a thought-provoking examination of the world's most pressing environmental problems and the attempts to remedy them through international law. From the dumping of ash in the Danube and the disposal of waste in western Africa to the effects of the Everglades sugar industry, the work explores such topics as the role of the United Nations, the debate over sustainable development, environmental ethics, biopiracy, and radioactive material in space satellites. The book covers issues such as treaties on the ozone layer, global climate change, and the Kyoto protocol. A chapter devoted to the United States discusses the international environmental impact of its economy.

Biographical sketches introduce readers to a diverse cast of characters including a New Guinea tribal elder and a Japanese TV personality.

ABC-CLIO; November 2005
358 pages; ISBN 9781851097784
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Title: International Environmental Disputes
Author: Aaron Schwabach