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Nuclear Energy Safety and International Cooperation: Closing the World's Most Dangerous Reactors

Nuclear Energy Safety and International Cooperation: Closing the World's Most Dangerous Reactors

1st Edition

Spencer Barrett Meredith, III
November 30, 2016

Twenty-five years after the Chernobyl explosion, disaster struck once again after a tsunami overwhelmed the considerable safety measures at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan. However, Fukushima had in place a solid containment structure to reduce the spread of radiation in the event of a...

The Politics of Carbon Markets

The Politics of Carbon Markets

1st Edition

Benjamin Stephan, Richard Lane
June 20, 2016

The carbon markets are in the middle of a fundamental crisis - a crisis marked by collapsing prices, fleeing actors, and ever increasing greenhouse gas levels. Yet carbon trading remains at the heart of global attempts to respond to climate change. Not only this, but markets continue to proliferate...

Why REDD will Fail

Why REDD will Fail

1st Edition

Jessica L. DeShazo, Chandra Lal Pandey, Zachary A. Smith
February 05, 2016

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) attempts to address climate change from one angle – by paying developing countries to slow or stop deforestation and forest degradation. Trumpeted as a way to both mitigate climate change and assist countries with development, REDD...

Land and Resource Scarcity: Capitalism, Struggle and Well-being in a World without Fossil Fuels

Land and Resource Scarcity: Capitalism, Struggle and Well-being in a World without Fossil Fuels

1st Edition

Andreas Exner, Peter Fleissner, Lukas Kranzl, Werner Zittel
May 22, 2015

This book brings together geological, biological, radical economic, technological, historical and social perspectives on peak oil and other scarce resources. The contributors to this volume argue that these scarcities will put an end to the capitalist system as we know it and alternatives must be...

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