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The Resource The new consumers : the influence of affluence on the environment, Norman Myers and Jennifer Kent

The new consumers : the influence of affluence on the environment, Norman Myers and Jennifer Kent

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The new consumers : the influence of affluence on the environment
Title
The new consumers
Title remainder
the influence of affluence on the environment
Statement of responsibility
Norman Myers and Jennifer Kent
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Annotation
  • Annotation
Cataloging source
DLC
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Myers, Norman
Dewey number
333.71/3
Index
index present
LC call number
HD75.6
LC item number
.M48 2004
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
HD75.6
NAL item number
.M48 2004
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kent, Jennifer
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Economic development
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Sustainable development
  • Environmental responsibility
  • Desarrollo económico
  • Consumo (Economía)
  • Desarrollo sustentable
  • Responsabilidad ambiental
  • Développement économique
  • Consommation (Économie politique)
  • Développement durable
  • Responsabilité environnementale
  • Développement économique
  • Economies de transition
  • Consommation
  • Effets sur l'environnement
  • Education du consommateur
  • Développement durable
  • Pays en développement
  • Analyse comparative
  • Consumption (Economics)
  • Economic development
  • Environmental responsibility
  • Sustainable development
  • Consumptie
  • Groei
  • Milieueffecten
  • Duurzame ontwikkeling
  • Wirtschaftsentwicklung
  • Umweltökonomie
  • Nachhaltigkeit
  • Umweltschutz
  • Verbraucherverhalten
  • Verbrauch
Summary expansion
  • The New Consumers examines the environmental impacts of the increased consumption by the "new consumers" in developing countries, with particular focus on two commodities-cars and meat-that stand to have the most far-reaching effects. It analyzes consumption patterns in a number of different countries, with special emphasis on China and India (whose surging economies, as well as their large populations, are likely to account for exceptional growth in humanity's ecological footprint), and surveys big-picture issues such as the globalization of economies, consumer goods, and lifestyles. Ultimately, according to the authors, the challenge will be for all of humanity to transition to sustainable levels of consumption, for it is unrealistic to expect "new" consumers not to aspire to be like the "old" ones. Cogent in its analysis, The New Consumers issues a timely warning of a major and developing environmental trend, and suggests valuable strategies for ameliorating its effects
  • Myers and Kent argue that while overconsumption is an abiding problem in the developed world, another one billion increasingly affluent "new consumers" in developing countries will place additional strains on the earth's resources
Label
The new consumers : the influence of affluence on the environment, Norman Myers and Jennifer Kent
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Who are the new consumers? -- Cars : driving us backwards -- Meat : juicy steaks and hidden costs -- Further resource linkages : household electricity, eco-footprints, and human numbers -- China : a giant awake and roaring -- India : the second "biggie" -- The big picture of 20 countries -- Sustainable consumption : where do we find it? -- Sustainable consumption : how to get from here to there -- Appendix A: GNI and its shortcomings -- Appendix B: Four outlier countries
Control code
ocm54503638
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 199 pages
Isbn
9781559639972
Lccn
2004004202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o54503638
  • (OCoLC)54503638
Label
The new consumers : the influence of affluence on the environment, Norman Myers and Jennifer Kent
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Who are the new consumers? -- Cars : driving us backwards -- Meat : juicy steaks and hidden costs -- Further resource linkages : household electricity, eco-footprints, and human numbers -- China : a giant awake and roaring -- India : the second "biggie" -- The big picture of 20 countries -- Sustainable consumption : where do we find it? -- Sustainable consumption : how to get from here to there -- Appendix A: GNI and its shortcomings -- Appendix B: Four outlier countries
Control code
ocm54503638
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 199 pages
Isbn
9781559639972
Lccn
2004004202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o54503638
  • (OCoLC)54503638

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