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A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999

FROM VOLUME 6, NUMBER 1, JANUARY 1993

BOOKS AND PROCEEDINGS...
ECONOMICS AND FINANCE


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Costing the Earth: The Challenge for Governments, the Opportunities for Business, F. Cairncross, 260 pp., 1992 (Harvard Univ., Business School Press).

Despite peoples' hope, economic growth can never be made environmentally benign; however, greener growth is possible, and environmental harm can be reduced through government incentives for companies to use raw materials more frugally. Favors the use of economic tools rather than regulations. (See extensive review by L. Lave in Issues in Sci. & Technol., 90-94, Fall 1992.)


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Valuing the Earth--Economics, Ecology, Ethics, H.E. Daly, K.N. Townsend, Eds., 384 pp., Dec. 1992, $18.95 pbk. (MIT).

A revision of Daly's Economics, Ecology, Ethics, consisting of 20 classic and recent essays with the common theme that an economic stationary state is more healthful to life on Earth than unlimited growth. Discusses the moral, financial and ecological dilemma of how to sustain our way of living while sustaining the planet.


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Natural Resource Management--An Economic Perspective, 328 pp., 1992, Austral. $33 + postage (ABARE). Contains a comprehensive selection of papers published by the Australian Bureau of Agriculture and Resource Economics (ABARE) on issues including greenhouse policies.


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The Debt Boomerang: How Third World Debt Harms Us All, S. George, 202 pp., 1992, £25 hbk./£7.95 pbk. (Pluto Press for the Transnational Inst.).

Explores hidden links between Third World peasants and First World taxpayers, stressing feedbacks more than linear connections. Shows how the debt boomerang contributes to disturbing global climate and reducing biodiversity. Reviewed by O. Sattaur in New Scientist, p. 45, Dec. 5, 1992.


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Blueprint 2: Greening the World Economy, D. Pearce, Ed., 224 pp., 1991, $16.95 (Earthscan).

A follow-up to Blueprint for a Green Economy (1989) that examines economic aspects of tackling international environmental problems, including global warming, ozone depletion and population growth.

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