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Title: Local Sustainable Urban Development in a Globalized World
Authors: Heberle, Lauren C.
Keywords: City planning Environmental aspects
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Ashgate
Description: Scientists continue to warn about signifi cant negative consequences to the physical and economic future of the planet if current human production and consumption behaviors continue without change. The World Doomsday Clock was recently set closer to midnight due to renewed proliferation of nuclear weapons capability and unprecedented climate change caused by human behavior. Sir Nicholas Stern’s report to the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer of the United Kingdom argues that unchecked climate change will reduce the global gross domestic product by an estimate of 5 percent to 20 percent but that an investment of just 1 percent of the global GDP would dramatically reduce those effects (Stern et al., 2006). Geologist M. King Hubbert predicted in 1956 that US oil production would peak in the early 1970s and that it would require more and more energy to extract what oil was left. Others have predicted that we are now on the downward slope for oil extraction in the Middle East and elsewhere (Deffeyes 2003; Goodstein 2004). In addition to oil consumption, humans continue to exploit other natural resources at an unprecedented rate all over the globe causing innumerable local environmental crises with global impact.
ISBN: 978-0-7546-4994-6
Appears in Collections:Environmental and Development Studies

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