frackopoly the battle for the future of energy and the environment

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Frackopoly

Author : Wenonah Hauter
ISBN : 9781620970171
Genre : Political Science
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Over the past decade a new and controversial energy extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has rocketed to the forefront of U.S. energy production. With fracking, millions of gallons of water, dangerous chemicals, and sand are injected under high pressure deep into the earth, fracturing hard rock to release oil and gas. Wenonah Hauter, one of the nation’s leading public interest advocates, argues that the rush to fracking is dangerous to the environment and treacherous to human health. Frackopoly describes how the fracking industry began; the technologies that make it possible; and the destruction and poisoning of clean water sources and the release of harmful radiation from deep inside shale deposits, creating what the author calls “sacrifice zones” across the American landscape. The book also examines the powerful interests that have supported fracking, including leading environmental groups, and offers a thorough debunking of its supposed economic benefits. With a wealth of new data, Frackopoly is essential and riveting reading for anyone interested in protecting the environment and ensuring a healthy and sustainable future for all Americans.

Wir Lassen Sie Verhungern

Author : Jean Ziegler (Soziologe.)
ISBN : 3442747171
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The Biofuels Deception

Author : Okbazghi Yohannes
ISBN : 9781583677049
Genre : Medical
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There is by now no question among informed people that the Earth is undergoing severe climate change – soon to become catastrophic, if humans don’t take drastic measures to stop it. Heroically into the fray steps the biofuel industry, announcing to millions of anxious consumers that this eco-crisis can be averted if only they turn away from fossil fuels, to the saving power of synthetic bioproducts. But, although eliminating fossil fuels is essential, the manufacture of biofuels has far more to do with sating profit-hungry corporations than with saving the Earth. Combining meticulous scientific narrative with devastating economic analysis, The Biofuels Deception argues that the seemingly innovative, hopeful campaign for “green energy” is actually driven by bio-technology industries and global grain-trading corporations. These corporate players are motivated by a late-capitalist need to cope with a crisis of accumulation; they have no real interest in mitigating climate-change, alleviating poverty, or even creating “clean” energy. In fact, the manufacture of biochemical, bioplastics, and biomaterials, writes Okbazghi Yohannes, portends horrific contradictions and disastrous consequences for nature and society. Actually confronting climate change and the rampant inequality it engenders, Yohannes says, requires two steps. The first is to understand the driving socioeconomic forces behind the biofuels industry. The second is to unravel the tapestry of deceit itself. This book is a necessity for any scholar or environmental activist interested in seeing beyond corporate chimeras to actual environmental solutions.

Introduction To Energy And Climate

Author : Julie Kerr
ISBN : 9781498774420
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The purpose of this textbook is to provide a well-rounded working knowledge of both climate change and environmental sustainability for a wide range of students. Students will learn core concepts and methods to analyze energy and environmental impacts; will understand what is changing the earth’s climate, and what that means for life on earth now and in the future. They will also have a firm understanding of what energy is and how it can be used. This text intends to develop working knowledge of these topics, with both technical and social implications. Students will find in one volume the integration and careful treatment of climate, energy, and sustainability.

Fractured Communities

Author : Anthony E. Ladd
ISBN : 9780813587691
Genre : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
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While environmental disputes and conflicts over fossil fuel extraction have grown in recent years, few issues have been as contentious in the twenty-first century as those surrounding the impacts of unconventional natural gas and oil development using hydraulic drilling and fracturing techniques—more commonly known as “fracking”—on local communities. In Fractured Communities, Anthony E. Ladd and other leading environmental sociologists present a set of crucial case studies analyzing the differential risk perceptions, socio-environmental impacts, and mobilization of citizen protest (or quiescence) surrounding unconventional energy development and hydraulic fracking in a number of key U.S. shale regions. Fractured Communities reveals how this contested terrain is expanding, pushing the issue of fracking into the mainstream of the American political arena.

Boiling Point

Author : Barlow, Maude
ISBN : 9781770909472
Genre : Political Science
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Passionate and cogent, this could be the most important book of the year for Canadians We are complacent. We bask in the idea that Canada holds 20% of the worldÍs fresh water „ water crises face other countries, but not ours. We could not be more wrong. In Boiling Point, bestselling author and activist Maude Barlow lays bare the issues facing CanadaÍs water reserves, including long-outdated water laws, unmapped and unprotected groundwater reserves, agricultural pollution, industrial-waste dumping, boil-water advisories, and the effects of deforestation and climate change. This will be the defining issue of the coming decade, and most of us have no idea that it is on our very own doorstep. Barlow is one of the worldÍs foremost water activists and she has been on the front lines of the worldÍs water crises for the past 20 years. She has seen first-hand the scale of the water problems facing much of the world, but also many of the solutions that are being applied. In Boiling Point, she brings this wealth of experience and expertise home to craft a compelling blueprint for CanadaÍs water security.

Europe Central

Author : William T. Vollmann
ISBN : 9783518731789
Genre : Fiction
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William T. Vollmann, der in einer Reihe mit Thomas Pynchon und David Foster Wallace steht, hat mit Europe Central ein Krieg und Frieden für das 21. Jahrhundert geschrieben – ein Epos in Übergröße, in 37 Kapiteln von fiktiven und realen Personen, Künstlern wie Käthe Kollwitz und Dimitri Schostakowitsch oder Militärs wie General Wlassow und Friedrich Paulus, dem Verlierer von Stalingrad. Ihre Lebensgeschichten beschwören aufs Neue die Geschichte des Zweiten Weltkriegs auf sowjetischer und deutscher Seite herauf. Aber im Zentrum des Romans steht eine Liebe: die bedingungslose Liebe von Schostakowitsch zu Elena Konstantinowskaja. Schieben wir zur Seite, was wir über Geschichte wissen, und lassen wir uns ein auf dieses wagemutige, gewaltige, faszinierende, tiefgreifende und umfassende Werk: Europe Central. »Ein ›Krieg und Frieden‹ des 20. Jahrhunderts, mit dem sich Vollmann endgültig seinen Rang in der Weltliteratur gesichert hat.« Welt am Sonntag

Die Enzyklop Die Des Wetters Und Des Klimawandels

Author : Juliane L. Fry
ISBN : 3866901933
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Risikomanagement

Author : Thomas Wolke
ISBN : 9783110397321
Genre : Business & Economics
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The book offers a combination of the basic knowledge needed over the long term plus current, specific risk issues, and includes practical applications based on quantitative examples. It thus offers an integrated model of corporate risk management.

Premium Power

Author : Philipp G. Rosengarten
ISBN : UOM:39015061440726
Genre : Automobile industry and trade
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At the beginning of the nineties, the global car industry was in decline and the German car manufacturers were scared to death. They were warned that the Japanese competition had great advantages in terms of quality and productivity, as shown in the business book bestseller The Machine that Changed the World. And with the help of low prices, Lexus in particular made a successful entry onto the American car market. Top management consultants warned that only a handful of huge global car groups would survive in the long run.Instead of following the praised concepts of lean production, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Porsche and Audi developed their own innovative Premium Power brand strategy and thereby initiated a true revolution in the automotive industry. Premium is not."Cheap Luxur.", and it is also not."Upscale Mass-Marke." - but it is an independent, new sector of the global car industry, and is all about premium innovations and premium marketing. Premium Power is really a strategic revolution of the automotive industry, as it reverses the companies' focus from production and technology to the customers' needs. This means a premium brand - or better premium company - has to innovate in those product properties which are important to its clients, in order to create premium products that can be sold at a price premium. As a consequence, the concept of Lead Production cannot be fully applied by Premium manufacturers, because it would endanger their differentiating powers through innovation.This book outlines the properties of Premium Power and describes the breathtaking story of its invention, which saved some of the most respected automotive brands in the world. What exactly is the secret of success of these German premium carmakers, which is reflected in a superior growth in revenue and profits? Which challenges do those premium brands have to face in the future? What lessons can be learnt from these successful brands in other industries?The automotive analysts Philipp G. Rosengarten and Christoph B. Stürmer describe the fascinating success story of the German Premium car brands, especially over the past 10 years. With the help of the new premium brand DIS-Matrix (Design-Innovation-Sector-Matrix), they describe the characteristics of each individual German premium brand and analyze the individual success factors. After providing an outlook of the future challenges premium brands will have to face in order to defend their market position, the authors apply their insights to other industries that could learn from the high performers in the automotive industry - how to build and manage a premium brand.

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