The Economics of the Environment

Economics of the Environment cover image
Edition:
2nd
Date of publication:
September 2014
ISBN:
978-1-939402-15-8
Price:
$33.95




The Economics of the Environment, 2nd edition

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Growth, Production, and Consumption
    • 1.1 Let’s Just Assume We’re Sustainable William E. Rees
    • 1.2 Limits to Growth—Of What? James K. Boyce
    • 1.3 True Wealth: Work, Leisure, and Consumption Juliet Schor
    • Spotlight: The End of Growth?
    • 1.4 The Growth Consensus Unravels Jonathan Rowe
    • 1.5 Enough in Enough Alan Durning
    • 1.6 America Beyond Consumerism Thad Williamson
  • Chapter 2: Environmental Measurement
    • 2.1 Pricing the Priceless Lisa Heinzerling and Frank Ackerman
    • 2.2 Mismeasuring Our Economy: Why the GDP is Not UsefulJames K. Boyce
    • 2.3 Natural Capital in the 21st CenturyEdward B. Barbier
    • 2.4 Whither the Green Economy?Edward B. Barbier
    • 2.5 Can “Natural Capital Accounting” Come of Age in Africa?Patrick Bond
  • Chapter 3: Market Failure and the Roles of Government
    • 3.1 Environmental Regulations are Not "Job Killers" After AllHeidi Garrett-Peltier
    • 3.2 Saving Energy Creates JobsHeidi Garrett-Peltier
    • 3.3 Bankruptcy as Corporate MakeoverMara Kardas-Nelson, Lin Nelson, and Anne Fischel
    • 3.4 Lake Country, Not Trash CountryPatricia Rodriguez
    • 3.5 Katrina Hits Cancer Alley: An Interview with Monique Harden
    • 3.6 Way Beyond GreenwashingJonathan Latham
    • 3.7 Typhoon Haiyan and a Global Coastal StrategyEdward B. Barbier
  • Chapter 4: Resources and Rents
    • 4.1 Rent in a Warming WorldJames K. Boyce
    • 4.2 Turning Gas Into Development in Bolivia Aaron Luoma and Gretchen Gordon
    • 4.3 Evo Morales' Lithium GambleElissa Dennis
    • 4.4 Is It Oil? Arthur MacEwan
    • 4.5 Whose Right to Water? Kevin Murray
    • Spotlight: The Economics and Politics of Fracking
    • 4.6 Frack Off! Seth Grande
    • 4.7 Frackonomics: The Science and Economics of the Gas Boom Rob Larson
  • Chapter 5: Climate Change
    • 5.1 Climate Economics in Four Easy PiecesFrank Ackerman
    • 5.2 The Costs of Extreme WeatherHeidi Garrett-Peltier
    • 5.3 Climate Policy as Wealth CreationJames K. Boyce
    • 5.4 Want a Cool Planet? Raise Gas Prices!Marc Breslow
    • 5.5 Coal Politics in an Unequal WorldSunita Narain
  • Chapter 6: Agriculture, Food, and Sustainability
    • 6.1 Is the United States a Pollution Haven?Frank Ackerman
    • 6.2 Hunters of Shepherds of the Sea?Samuel Scott
    • 6.3 Fiddling in Rome While Our Food BurnsMarie Brill and Timothy A. Wise
    • 6.4 Famine MythsWilliam Moseley
    • 6.5 Genetic Engineering and the Privatization of SeedsAnuradha Mittal and Peter Rossett
    • Spotlight: Mexico vs. Monsanto: Genetically Modified Maize
    • 6.6 High Risks, Few Rewards for Mexico with Monsanto’s Maize Timothy A. Wise
    • 6.7 Mexico and Monsanto: Taking Precaution in the Face of Genetic ContaminationTimothy A. Wise
    • 6.8 Monsanto Meets Its Match in the Birthplace of Maize Timothy A. Wise
  • Chapter 7: Global Issues
    • 7.1 Governments and Activists are Fighting the Corporate “Right” to Sue GovernmentsRobin Broad
    • 7.2 Toward a Global Energy TransitionRoss Gelbspan
    • 7.3 Sustainable Sanitation: A Global Health ChallengeLaura Orlando
    • 7.4 Filipino Dump Activists Turn Waste into Wealth Eugenio Gonzalez and Liz Stanton
    • Spotlight: The Palm Oil Controversy
    • 7.5 Blood on the PalmsDavid Bacon
    • 7.6 Letters: Oil-Palm Plantations on Afro-Colombian Lands
  • Chapter 8: Alternatives
    • 8.1 Sharing the Wealth of the CommonsPeter Barnes
    • 8.2 What an Environmentally Sustainable Economy Looks LikeThad Williamson
    • 8.3 We Need a (Green) Jobs ProgramJeannette Wicks-Lim
    • 8.4 Keep It in the Ground Elissa Dennis
    • 8.5 Climate Change and Ecosocialism: An Interview with Joel Kovel
    • 8.6 Sustainability Squared Polly Cleveland
    • Spotlight: Responsible Mining
    • 8.7 Buzzwords: Responsible MiningRobin Broad
    • 8.8 The Quest for Responsible Mining PracticesRobin Broad
  • Contributors