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Author Bennett, Graham, author.

Title Dilemmas : coping with environmental problems / Graham Bennett
Published London : Routledge, 2019
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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge library editions. Environmental policy ; Volume 3
Routledge library editions. Environmental policy ; v. 3
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Contents; Dedication Page; Acknowledgements; Preface; Chapter One Introduction: The dilemmas of environmental management; Chapter Two A Shaggy Fish Story: The snail darter and the Tellico Dam; Chapter Three Rhine Brine: How to dispose of seven million tonnes of salt; Chapter Four Acid Drops: The European Community's acid emissions control policy; Chapter Five Endangered Culture vs Endangered Species: The Inuit and the bowhead whale; Chapter Six A Certain Accident: The tragedy of Bhopal
Chapter Seven A Bridge Too Low: The gateway to the Magra valleyFurther reading; Index
Summary First published in 1992. Why are environmental problems, problems? Usually, says Graham Bennett. because the interests of the polluter are incompatible with the preservation of the environment. A hunter of whales, no matter how concerned about their decline, will always need to kill again, and a government, no matter how worried about the effects of its polluting industry, will still fight to keep it going. In this fascinating book the author takes six examples as far apart as the Rhine and the Arctic, as Tennessee and the Gulf of Genoa, to illustrate his point. In doing so he shows up the dilemmas facing those who are fighting to improve matters. He demonstrates the degree of duplicity exercised by those in power in order to preserve their interests, but he also shows how often environmental problems emerge simply because of muddle. These riveting stories describe not just the well-known effects of pollution or environmental destruction, but the ways in which the problems arise and the circumstances and complexity of the questions to be resolved. Whatever the concern - the preservation of the Bowhead Whale, or dumping salt in the Rhine - this book is a must for every environmentalist
Notes Originally published in 1992 by Earthscan Publications Ltd
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 26, 2019)
Subject Environmental degradation -- Case studies
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Real Estate -- General.
Environmental degradation.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0429201753