The Environmental Endgame: Mainstream Economics, Ecological Disaster, and Human Survival

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“Abrupt Change: Inevitable Surprises” (National Academy of Sciences), 28
“Abrupt Climate Change Scenario and Its Implications for United States National Security, An” (Department of Defense), 22, 23
acid rain, 128
activities, human. See economic activities, large-scale
Adams, Henry, 52
Adams, John, 90
Adam Smith Problem, 91
Africa, effect of climate changes in, 23, 24
agreements: Convention on Biodiversity Preservation, 39; Convention on the Law of the Sea, 39; Convention on the Non-Navigable Uses of International Watercourses, 39; Convention to Com- bat Desertification, 39; defining envi- ronmental issues in, 38; differences between industrialized and nonindustri- alized nations, 42; Earth Summit, 39; Framework Convention on Biodiversity Preservation, 42; Framework Conven- tion on Climate Change, 39; general framework conventions in, 38, 39; gov- ernmental protection of own interests in, 39; inability to make substantive contributions to resolution of crisis, 37–41; Kyoto Protocol, 41; Montreal Protocol, 39; nonbinding principles of, 39, 42; precautionary principle in, 60; protocols in, 38; reduction of emis- sion, 38; regimes in, 38; Stockholm Conference, 41; support for, 38
agriculture: dependence on oil, 75, 76; development of grafting in, 70; domes- tication of wild plants, 69, 70; early organized, 68, 69; in Fertile Crescent, 69–71; mechanization of, 73, 75; muta- tions in, 70; New World, 73; use of fer- tilizers and pesticides, 73
Akerlof, George, 120
Allen, Ethan, 88, 89
Anisimov, Oleg, 26
Antarctic, global warming and, 14
Arabian Peninsula, water issues in, 14
Arctic Climate Impact Assessment, 161, 162
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge bill, 163
Aron, Robert, 85
Arrow, Kenneth, 35, 116
Arrow-Debreu model, 116
Asia, effect of climate changes in, 23, 24
Aubin, Jean-Pierre, 121
Australia: effect of climate changes in, 23, 33; global warming and, 15
Australian Institute, 29
Bacon, Francis, 83, 85
Bak, Per, 54
Bangladesh: effect of climate changes in, 24, 28; global warming and, 14; sup- port for agreements in, 38
Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sci- ences, 122, 152, 157
Bartley, Robert, 149
Beckett, Margaret, 22
Berry, Thomas, x
biology: in economic theory, 110; part/whole relationships and, 31, 32

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