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Around the world, 2005 was the hottest year since records began in 1850. And for the first time in human existence, there are more people in urban areas than rural ones. What impacts do these and similar facts have on the world that your children and your children's children will inherit? Can you help to make life on Earth sustainable? Every person, company and government on the planet, whether in developed countries or emerging ones, has to ensure that what they do today does not compromise the needs of subsequent generations. None of us is the owner of this Earth. And as transient caretakers we can no longer ignore our responsibilities to restore and sustain the planet. Transient caretakers is a highly informative exploration of the current state of the Earth -- from climate change to the ongoing water and energy crises, and from issues of waste to tourism, transportation, urban planning and sustainability reporting. It charts how governments, companies and individuals -- as homeowners, consumers, citizens, voters, investors and shareholders -- all need to contribute to ensure that the Earth's assets of land, air and water are passed on to future generations in a sustainable state.
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Book Description Picador Africa, 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1770101624