Natural Resources, the Environment, and Human Welfare: Volume 26, Part 2 (Social Philosophy and Policy #26) (Paperback)

Modern industrial societies have achieved a level of economic prosperity undreamed of in earlier times, but in the view of the contemporary environmental movement, the prosperity has come at the cost of serious degradations to the natural world. For environmental advocates, problems such as resource depletion, air and water pollution, global warming, and the loss of biodiversity represent due threats to the well-being of human societies and the planet itself. But just how serious are these threats, and how should we go about confronting them? Do environmental problems call for more extensive government controls over industrial activity, energy policy, and the like, or is it possible to find solutions by harnessing the incentives of the free market? The essays in this collection address these questions and explore related issues.
Product Details ISBN: 9780521139748
ISBN-10: 0521139740
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: September 27th, 2010
Pages: 442
Language: English
Series: Social Philosophy and Policy