How Bad Are Bananas The Carbon Footprint of Everything

Politics, Sociology

How Bad Are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything By Mike Berners-Lee
Settled in the Wild: Notes from the Edge of Town by Susan Hand Shetterly
„Environmental Land Use Planning“ ed. by Seth Appiah-Opoku
Aliens in America: Conspiracy Cultures from Outerspace to Cyberspace by Jodi Dean
Fighting to Serve: Behind the Scenes in the War to Repeal „Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell“ By Alexander Nicholson

How Bad Are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything By Mike Berners-Lee

2011 | 256 Pages | ISBN: 1553658310 | EPUB | 1 MB

Is it more environmentally friendly to ride the bus or drive a hybrid car? In a public washroom, should you dry your hands with paper towel or use the air dryer? And how bad is it really to eat bananas shipped from South America? Climate change is upon us whether we like it or not. Managing our carbon usage has become a part of everyday life and we have no choice but to live in a carbon-careful world. The seriousness of the challenge is getting stronger, demanding that we have a proper understanding of the carbon implications of our everyday lifestyle decisions. However most of us don’t have sufficient understanding of carbon emissions to be able to engage in this intelligently. Part green-lifestyle guide, part popular science, How Bad Are Bananas? is the first book to provide the information we need to make carbon-savvy purchases and informed lifestyle choices, and to build carbon considerations into our everyday thinking. It also helps put our decisions into perspective with entries for the big things (the World Cup, volcanic eruptions, and the Iraq war) as well as the small (email, ironing a shirt, a glass of beer). And it covers the range from birth (the carbon footprint of having a child) to death (the carbon impact of cremation). Packed full of surprises-a plastic bag has the smallest footprint of any item listed, while a block of cheese is bad news-the book continuously informs, delights, and engages the reader. Highly accessible and entertaining, solidly researched and referenced, packed full of easily digestible figures, catchy statistics, and informative charts and graphs, How Bad Are Bananas? is doesn’t tell people what to do, but it will raise awareness, encourage discussion, and help people to make up their own minds based on their own priorities.

Settled in the Wild: Notes from the Edge of Town by Susan Hand Shetterly

Language: English | 2010 | ISBN: 1565126181 | 256 pages | EPUB | 2,47 MB

Whether we live in cities, suburbs, or villages, we are encroaching on nature, and it in one way or another perseveres. Naturalist Susan Shetterly looks at how animals, humans, and plants share the land—observing her own neighborhood in rural Maine. She tells tales of the locals (humans, yes, but also snowshoe hares, raccoons, bobcats, turtles, salmon, ravens, hummingbirds, cormorants, sandpipers, and spring peepers). She expertly shows us how they all make their way in an ever-changing habitat. In writing about a displaced garter snake, witnessing the paving of a beloved dirt road, trapping a cricket with her young son, rescuing a fledgling raven, or the town’s joy at the return of the alewife migration, Shetterly issues warnings even as she pays tribute to the resilience that abounds. Like the works of Annie Dillard and Aldo Leopold, Settled in the Wild takes a magnifying glass to the wildness that surrounds us. With keen perception and wit, Shetterly offers us an education in nature, one that should inspire us to preserve it.

„Environmental Land Use Planning“ ed. by Seth Appiah-Opoku

InTeOp | 2012 | ISBN: 9535108328 9789535108320 | 242 pages | PDF | 14 MB

This issue brings together leading scholars in the field of environmental problem solving to examine environmental problems and effects on land uses; analytical methods and tools in the field; and the role of governments, community grants and tradable permits in environmental planning.
The book discusses such issues as predicting changes in land use pattern, ecological footprint analysis, socioeconomic and behavioral modeling, and flood control approaches. It is insightful and serves as an important resource and reference material on environmental management.
The chapters are based on empirical research from countries around the globe including Canada, USA, China, Nigeria, Germany, Serbia, Venezuela, and Brazil.
Contents
Preface
Section 1 Environmental Problems and Effects on Land Uses
1 Land Use Changes and Environmental Problems Caused by Bank Erosion: A Case Study of the Kolubara River Basin in Serbia
2 Effects of Land Degradation on Soil Fertility: A Case Study of Calabar South, Nigeria
3 Land Use and Land Cover (LULC) Change in the Bocono River Basin, North Venezuelan Andes, and Its Implications for the Natural Resources Management
Section 2 Analytical Methods/Tools for Environmental Land Use Planning
4 Predicting Changes in Regional Land Use Pattern: The Case of Jiangsu Province, China
5 An Integrated Land-Use System Model for the Jordan River Region
6 Environmental Land Use and the Ecological Footprint of Higher Learning
7 A Flood Control Approach Integrated with a Sustainable Land Use Planning in Metropolitan Regions
8 The Role of Socioeconomic and Behavioral Modeling in an Integrated. Multidisciplinary Dam-Management Study: Case Study of the Boardman River Dams
Section 3 Role of Governments, Community Grants, and Tradable Permits in Environmental Land Use Planning
9 Community Grants as an Instrument of Planning Practice
10 The Role of Tradable Planning Permits in Environmental Land Use Planning: A Stocktake of the German Discussion
11 The Role of Government in Environmental Land Use Planning: Towards an Integral Perspective

Aliens in America: Conspiracy Cultures from Outerspace to Cyberspace by Jodi Dean

Language: English | 1998 | ISBN: 0801484685 | 256 pages | PDF | 32,77 MB

In a provocative analysis of public culture and popular concerns, Jodi Dean examines how serious UFO-logists and their pop-culture counterparts tap into fears, phobias, and conspiracy theories with a deep past and a vivid present in American society. Aliens, the author shows, provide cultural icons through which to access the new conditions of democratic politics at the millennium. Because of the technological complexity of our age, political choices and decisions have become virtually meaningless, practically impossible. How do we judge what is real, believable, trustworthy, or authoritative? When the truth is out there, but we can trust no one, Dean argues, paranoia is indeed the most sensible response. Aliens have invaded the United States. No longer confined to science fiction and tabloids, aliens appear in the New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal, at candy counters (in chocolate-covered flying saucers and Martian melon-flavored lollipops), and on Internet web sites. Aliens are at the center of a faculty battle at Harvard. They have been used to market AT&T cellular phones, Milky Way candy bars, Kodak film, Diet Coke, Stove-Top Stuffing, skateboard accessories, and abduction insurance. A Gallup poll reports that 27 percent of Americans believe space aliens have visited Earth. A Time/CNN poll finds 80 percent of its respondents believe the U.S. government is covering up knowledge of the existence of aliens. What does the widespread American belief in extraterrestrials say about the public sphere? How common are our assumptions about what is real? Is there any such thing as „common“ sense? Aliens, the author shows, provide cultural icons through which to access the new conditions of democratic politics at the millennium. Because of the technological complexity of our age, political choices and decisions have become virtually meaningless, practically impossible. How do we judge what is real, believable, trustworthy, or authoritative? When the truth is out there, but we can trust no one, Dean argues, paranoia is indeed the most sensible response.

Fighting to Serve: Behind the Scenes in the War to Repeal „Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell“ By Alexander Nicholson

2012 | 288 Pages | ISBN: 1613743726 | EPUB | 1 MB

Discharged in 2002 from the US Army under the provisions of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Alexander Nicholson was shocked to learn there was no group advocating DADT’s repeal that was reaching out to active military or veterans organizations. Nicholson believed the repeal effort needed spokespersons who understood military culture, who could talk about DADT’s impact on those who serve to those who serve and served. Someone like him. From this idea Servicemembers United, the largest organization for gay and lesbian servicemembers, was born. Nicholson and several others who had been discharged under DADT toured the United States, where they spoke at American Legion posts, on radio talk shows, and at press conferences across the South and on both coasts. Surprised at the mostly positive reception that the tour provoked, Nicholson and Servicemembers United were propelled to the forefront of the DADT repeal fight. In time Nicholson became the only named plaintiff in the successful lawsuit that ordered the policy overturned, forcing the US Congress to act. Fighting to Serve gives a no-holds-barred account of the backstage strategies and negotiations, revealing how various LGBT organizations, the Congress, the Pentagon, and the White House often worked at cross purposes. But in the end, it was the pressure brought by active veterans, a court ruling out of California, and a few courageous senators, representatives, and military leaders that brought the destructive policy to an end.

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