Title: Ultimate Security: The Environmental Basis ...
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication Date: 1994
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: First Edition.
Signed by Author 039303545X This hardcover book is square and tight. The boards and spine have no wear with pristine lettering. The pages and endpages are clean, with no markings or folds. The dustjacket is As New. Original Price is intact. Not ex-lib. No remainder mark. Signed by the Author on the free end page with a non-personalized inscription. Bookseller Inventory # 004353
Synopsis: Illuminates the dilemma which will dominate the geopolitics of the 21st century: environmental breakdown, ozone depletion, soil erosion, deforestation and the decline of farmland fertility are all undermining the economies, public health and climate of many countries. Some countries now in conflict are involved in what are essentially environmental disputes and Dr Myers points out that early relief for environmental problems could have been supplied at a fraction of the cost of the aid now given to these devastated areas.
From Publishers Weekly:
Just as the Cold War has dominated the last four decades, environmental conflicts will become the "principle threat to security and peace" in the years ahead, argues Myers ( Future Worlds ). In a provocative description of the new concept of environmental security, which he helped establish, the author offers much evidence that environmental factors--from deforestation and desertification to global warming and ozone depletion--will loom larger in world affairs. His book is chockablock with recent portents: how loss of topsoil in the Philippines pushed citizens to the guerrilla side; how Britain and Iceland nearly clashed over marine fisheries; how the threatened cut-off of water flows from rivers outside its borders helped cause Israel's 1967 war against the Arabs. Looking ahead, Myers examines major international regions and predicts loss of stability or out-and-out conflict over natural resource-related issues in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian subcontinent and elsewhere. The number of "environmental refugees" alone could reach 400 million, he claims, as the greenhouse effect kicks in, causing higher sea levels and flooding. The author urges United States-led collective action by the world's nations.
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