The Resource The next world war : tribes, cities, nations and ecological decline, Roy Woodbridge, (electronic resource)

The next world war : tribes, cities, nations and ecological decline, Roy Woodbridge, (electronic resource)

Label
The next world war : tribes, cities, nations and ecological decline
Title
The next world war
Title remainder
tribes, cities, nations and ecological decline
Statement of responsibility
Roy Woodbridge
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Pre-occupied with the war on terrorism, we have lost sight of a more dangerous enemy of social peace and progress - the inability of the world's people to access the ecological goods and services they need to maintain and build their societies. By 2025, the combined demands of continued economic growth and the reduction of global poverty will require, annually, the ecological equivalent of three or four earths. Like the tribes, cities, and nations of earlier times, we can fight our neighbours for privileged access to declining ecosystem goods and services. This confrontation will inevitably pit the wealthy beneficiaries of the global economy against the billions of excluded, and lead to accelerated ecological collapse, the derailment of growth, and social chaos. The only alternative to this dismal prospect is to mobilize on a scale as if for war in order to meet this provisioning challenge on the battlefields of directed technological innovation
Cataloging source
CaOONL
Dewey number
363.7
Index
index present
LC call number
GE140
LC item number
.W66 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The next world war : tribes, cities, nations and ecological decline, Roy Woodbridge, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Color
multicolored
Contents
Part I: the enemy is ecological decline -- A shift in the angle of vision -- Provisioning societies -- Part II: from common genes to the global economy -- Round one: the spread of hunter-gatherer societies -- Round two: the rise and spread of agricultural societies -- Round three: urbanization -- Round four: from city-states to nations -- Round five: reliance on global business networks -- The organization and potential of round five -- Part III: the twenty-five year challenge to growth and social stability -- From egalitarian tribes to global inequity -- Ecological roadblocks to growth and poverty reduction -- The catalysts of calamity -- Part IV: the war to provision in the world -- Our common enemy -- Mobilizing nations for war -- Mobilizing the international community -- Round six: the age of global provisioning
Control code
ocn244768729
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 328 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442681897
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt56f9b
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32250460
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)244768729
  • jstor1442681896

Library Locations

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