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Soil not oil
climate change, peak oil, and food insecurity
VerfasserIn: Shiva, Vandana
Verfasserangabe: Vandana Shiva
Jahr: 2008
Verlag: London [u.a.], Zed
Mediengruppe: Buch
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Climate change will dramatically alter how we live and is already affecting the lives of the world's most vulnerable people. In Soil Not Oil, bestselling author Vandana Shiva connects the food crisis, peak oil, and climate change to show that a world beyond a dependence on fossil fuel and globalization is both possible and necessary. Bold and visionary, Shiva reveals how three crises are inherently linked and that any attempt to solve one without addressing the others will get us nowhere. Condemning industrial agriculture and industrial biofuels as recipes for ecological and economic disaster, Shiva’s champion is the small, independent farm. What we need most in a time of changing climates and millions hungry, she argues, are sustainable, biologically diverse farms that are more resistant to disease, drought, and flood. Calling for a return to local economies and small-scale food production Shiva outlines our remaining options: a market-centred short-term escape for the privileged, which will deepen the crisis for the poor and marginalized, or a people-centred fossil-fuel-free future, which will offer a decent living for all. (Verlagsinformation) / Pressestimmen: 'A must read for anyone who takes the future of the planet seriously, Soil Not Oil dares us to imagine a world where people matter more than profits.' (tbc) 'One of the world's most prominent radical scientists' (The Guardian) / 'Shiva has devoted her life to fighting for the rights of ordinary people in India. Her fierce intellect and her disarmingly friendly, accessible manner have made her a valuable advocate for people all over the developing world.' (Ms Magazine)
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VerfasserIn: Shiva, Vandana
VerfasserInnenangabe: Vandana Shiva
Jahr: 2008
Verlag: London [u.a.], Zed
Systematik: GW.SR, FS.E
Interessenkreis: Sprache: Englisch
ISBN: 978-1-8481-3315-0
Beschreibung: 145 S.
Mediengruppe: Buch