Global resources /
by Hanrahan, Clare.Material type: BookSeries: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered): Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, c2008Description: 233 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780737737431 (hardcover); 0737737433 (hardcover); 9780737737448 (pbk.); 0737737441 (pbk.).Subject(s): Natural resourcesOnline resources: Table of contents only
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Epoka University Library
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Why consider opposing viewpoints? -- Introduction -- ch. 1. Are global resources overstrained? -- Chapter preface -- 1. The depletion of oil reserves is a global problem / Matthew Simmons -- 2. Global oil reserves are not near depletion / Jad Mouawad -- 3. Food scarcity is a global problem / Lester R. Brown -- 4. Food distribution, not scarcity, is a global problem / Roger Thurow and Jay Solomon -- 5. Water scarcity is a global problem / Steve Lonergan -- 6. Water scarcity is not a global problem / Asit K. Biswas -- Periodical bibliography -- ch. 2. What global agricultural policies should be pursued? -- Chapter preface -- 1. Organic agriculture can feed the world / Andre Leu -- 2. Organic agriculture cannot feed the world / Ronald Bailey -- 3. Genetically modified foods should be produced to feed the world / African American Environmentalist Association -- 4. Genetically modified foods are dangerous and unneeded / Jeffrey Smith -- 5. Fish farming can help feed the world / Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations -- 6. Fish farming is environmentally destructive / Emma Duncan -- Periodical bibliography --
ch. 3. What alternative energy sources are worth pursuing? -- Chapter preface -- 1. Solar energy can effectively provide electricity / National Renewable Energy Laboratory -- 2. Solar energy is inefficient and impractical / Howard C. Hayden -- 3. Wind power is affordable and environmentally friendly / Joseph Florence -- 4. Wind power is unreliable and not environmentally friendly / Eric Rosenbloom -- 5. Biofuels can replace gasoline / Vinod Khosla -- 6. Biofuels are impractical / James Jordan and James Powell -- Periodical bibliography -- ch. 4. How can the world's resources be preserved? -- Chapter preface -- 1. A commitment to sustainable development will help preserve global resources / James D. Wolfensohn -- 2. Sustainable development privileges the few over the many / Morgan J. Poliquin -- 3. Nations must share equally the world's resources / Rajesh Makwana -- 4. Free-trade agreements need to be repealed to preserve global resources / Deborah James -- 5. Water must be made a public resource / Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke -- Periodical bibliography -- For further discussion -- Organizations to contact -- Bibliography of books -- Index.