Environmental crisis

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  • As a result of the gloomy economic climate in Europe brought about by the ongoing crisis affecting all enterprises (particularly SMEs) in France, the French government has recently decided to create different poles of innovation and research associated to the activities of enterprises. The objective is to propose new ideas for helping these enterprises to be more efficient and able to resist the threat to their existence from globalisation. One of the difficulties of these enterprises is that they find it difficult to penetrate the European market and export their products.

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  • Around 2001, I learned of an exciting collaborative at the University of California at Santa Cruz, consisting of faculty, graduate students, and other food- and socialjustice- oriented researchers and activists who informally called themselves the “coffee mafi a.” The collaborative had an ambitious agenda.

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  • Should we be willing to bet the futures of our children and grandchildren on this optimistic scenario? If the optimistic outlook is wrong or even partially wrong with respect to global warming, then the world will become uninhabitable for future generations. It is logical to assume there is an environmental crisis; the consequences of being wrong are too great to bet otherwise.

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  • Risk management is a topic on the agenda of an increasing number of organizations around the world for the last 20 years or so. In fact, due to the large number of corporate scandals, risk management has become central in the boardrooms of large enterprises around the world as some stock exchanges in fact demand risk management in the corporate governance work. Despite this, we have a financial crisis that abundantly illustrated that risks were not properly understood – also in corporations that supposedly were conducting risk management....

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  • This is a thorough revision of the definitive, classic text for any level course on refrigeration, refrigeration and air conditioning, and environmental control in buildings. It is an equipment-oriented textbook that applies theoretical results of engineering theories to refrigeration and air conditioning engineering problems. This enables the student to understand both common and uncommon problems in designing, selecting and applying air conditioning and refrigeration components and systems.

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  • In 2008 food prices surged plunging millions back into hunger and triggering riots from Egypt to Haiti and Cameroon to Bangladesh. Whereas fuel prices, which also surged, have fallen back sharply food prices remain problematic with wheat, corn and soya still higher than they were 12-18 months ago. In order to understand the factors underpinning the food crisis and to assess trends, UNEP commissioned a Rapid Response team of internal and international experts. Their conclusions are presented in this report launched during UNEP’s 25th Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum.

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  • Natural disasters destroy more property and kill more people with each passing year. Volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, floods, landslides, fires and other natural events are becoming more frequent and their consequences more devastating. Del Moral and Walker provide a comprehensive summary of the diverse ways in which natural disasters disrupt humanity and how humans cope. Burgeoning human numbers, shrinking resources and intensification of the consequences of natural disasters have produced a crisis of unparalleled proportions.

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  • Rapid response to emergencies includes the immediate shipment of supplies and equipment to help meet the minimum requirements in a crisis, such as enabling pregnant women to deliver in a clean environment. When the situation stabilizes, UNFPA provides support for the full range of reproductive health services. These services address the life-and-death complications of pregnancy and delivery, the transmission of sexually transmitted infections including HIV/AIDS, adolescent health, violence against women, and access to condoms and other contraceptives.

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  • Until recently, the planet was a large world in which human activities and their effects were neatly compartmentalized within nations, within sectors (energy, agriculture, trade), and within broad areas of concern (environment, economics, social). These compartments have begun to dissolve. This applies in particular to the various global 'crises' that have seized public concern, particularly over the past decade. These are not separate crises: an environmental crisis, a development crisis, an energy crisis. They are all one....

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  • This article argues that the crisis of 2007–2008 happened because of an explosive combination of agency problems, moral hazard, and “scientism”—the illusion that ostensibly scientific techniques would manage risks and predict rare events in spite of the stark empirical and theoretical realities that suggested otherwise. The authors analyze the varied behaviors, ideas and effects that in combination created a financial meltdown, and discuss the players responsible for the consequences.

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  • An audit consists of two parts: gathering data about a program and evaluat- ing the data.The audited program must comply with a variety of regulations and guidelines: federal environmental, safety, and health regulations; local and state requirements; and internal institutional performance requirements. Governmental controls may include laws that cover environmental manage- ment, right-to-know issues, or process safety management. An audit should identify the strengths as well as the weaknesses of a pro- gram.

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  • Swidden cultivation was a major activity for local livelihoods until 1992–1993, when most of the households were resettled as part of the government’s fixed cultivation program. Called ‘327 Program’ (1992–1997), it was the first effort of the GoV to develop industrial plantations and to decentralize control over and reallocate benefit-sharing of forest resources in Vietnam (Barney 2005), in line with the ‘Doi Moi’ economic reform (which, with six major economic changes, helped Vietnam come out of the economic crisis in 1986).

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  • During the time we met as a Commission, tragedies such as the African famines, the leak at the pesticides factory at Bhopal, India, and the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl, USSR appeared to justify the grave predictions about the human future that were becoming commonplace during the mid-1980s. But at public hearings we held on five continents, we also heard from the individual victims of more chronic, widespread disasters: the debt crisis, stagnating aid to and investment in developing countries, falling commodity prices and falling personal incomes.

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  • Like metals, plastics can also be recycled but it is important that plastic parts can be easily removed from the furniture and their type identified. Therefore, the environmental criteria for plastics should focus on the limitation of certain additives in plastic production and the marking of plastic parts for their easy disassembly for recycling. As with metal, the use of recycled plastic should be encouraged, to reduce production-related impacts, as well as the use of renewable resources....

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  • The way that many neoclassical economists ascribe monetary figures to matters such as education, personal relationships, and the environment, and derive apparently scientific, universal formulae for how they interact is incomprehensible to many and the subject of much concern and debate. 20 Some analysts even argue that this accounting mindset, clearly expressed in the Hamilton and Clemens quote above, is a major cause of our environmental crisis as it demeans our views of our relationships with other people and with nature.

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  • A conclusion which can be drawn out of above figures is that these liquidation numbers closely follow the ups and downs of economic growth figures in real terms. This is not at all surprising as businesses depend on turnover to create cash flows. Liquidations are a lagging indicator of economic growth; they follow the growth pattern rather than leading it. What above table also makes clear is how bank risks are closely correlated with economic growth patterns. When companies go bankrupt, it usually also means substantial write-offs on loans to these companies: an economic loss.

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  • New Zealand’s net national saving (gross national saving minus consumption of fi xed capital) as a percentage of GDP currently lies below that of Australia, the United Kingdom, and Denmark, as well as falling well short of the OECD mean. Up until the global fi nancial crisis, this was caused by private (household and business) saving, which has been negative since 2003.

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  • Marx, it is often assumed, cared only about industrial growth and the development of economic forces. John Bellamy Foster examines Marx's neglected writings on capitalist agriculture and soil ecology, philosophical naturalism, and evolutionary theory. He shows that Marx, known as a powerful critic of capitalist society, was also deeply concerned with the changing human relationship to nature. Marx's Ecology covers many other thinkers, including Epicurus, Charles Darwin, Thomas Malthus, Ludwig Feuerbach, P. J. Proudhon, and William Paley.

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  • Northern China has long-standing water scarcity problems. In September 2008, after four-plus years of construction on a $2 billion 191-mile waterway, the city of Beijing began receiving water from the less populated southern regions of China. While the North-South pipeline will briefly ease the region’s water shortages, the Chinese government’s official news agency recently said the capital’s water supply could again reach a crisis point as early as 2010 due to population growth and rising domestic water consumption.

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  • Those who have denied the reality of moral distinctions, may be ranked among the disingenuous disputants; nor is it conceivable, that any human creature could ever seriously believe, that all characters and actions were alike entitled to the affection and regard of everyone.

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