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            Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All
             

            Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All (Hardback)

            By Shellenberger, Michael

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            Environmental expert Michael Shellenberger unleashes a scientific, fact-based broadside against eco-alarmism and the excesses of the New Left, arguing that climate change isn't a 30-year problem, but a 300-year problem --

            ISBN 9780063001695
            Released NZ 9 Oct 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Poisoning the Pacific: The US Military's Secret Dumping of Plutonium, Chemical Weapons, and Agent Orange
             

            Poisoning the Pacific: The US Military's Secret Dumping of Plutonium, Chemical Weapons, and Agent Orange (Hardback)

            By Mitchell, Jon; Foreword by Dower, John W.

            • RRP: $59.99
            • $59.99
            • Pub Date
              15 Dec 20

            For decades, the US military has been contaminating the Pacific region with toxic substances. Thousands of service members, their families, and local residents have been exposed--but the US has hidden the damage and refused to help victims. This book reveals the enormous extent o...f contamination and the lengths the Pentagon will go to conceal it.
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            ISBN 9781538130339
            Released NZ 15 Dec 2020
            Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Asia/Pacific/Perspectives
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            Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All

            Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Shellenberger, Michael

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            Now a National Bestseller! Climate change is real but it's not the end of the world. It is not even our most serious environmental problem. Michael Shellenberger has been fighting for a greener planet for decades. He helped save the world's last unprotected redwoods. He co-create...d the predecessor to today's Green New Deal. And he led a successful effort by climate scientists and activists to keep nuclear plants operating, preventing a spike of emissions. But in 2019, as some claimed billions of people are going to die, contributing to rising anxiety, including among adolescents, Shellenberger decided that, as a lifelong environmental activist, leading energy expert, and father of a teenage daughter, he needed to speak out to separate science from fiction. Despite decades of news media attention, many remain ignorant of basic facts. Carbon emissions peaked and have been declining in most developed nations for over a decade. Deaths from extreme weather, even in poor nations, declined 80 percent over the last four decades. And the risk of Earth warming to very high temperatures is increasingly unlikely thanks to slowing population growth and abundant natural gas. Curiously, the people who are the most alarmist about the problems also tend to oppose the obvious solutions. What's really behind the rise of apocalyptic environmentalism There are powerful financial interests. There are desires for status and power. But most of all there is a desire among supposedly secular people for transcendence. This spiritual impulse can be natural and healthy. But in preaching fear without love, and guilt without redemption, the new religion is failing to satisfy our deepest psychological and existential needs.
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            ISBN 9780063074767
            Released NZ 3 Aug 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Rivers: The Lifeblood of Australia
             

            Rivers: The Lifeblood of Australia (Hardback)

            By Hoskins, Ian; Foreword by Watson, Don

            • RRP: $59.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Nov 20

            Rivers have long run in the blood of Australians. Givers of life and subjects of anguish, Australian rivers have shaped the nation from the moment the first Australians arrived tens of thousands of years ago. Offering the vital ingredient for life, they are also guardians of cult...ure, a means of transportation, sites for play and leisure, and sources of power-deeply entrenched in almost every aspect of human life and an irreplaceable part of the global ecosystem. Australia's vast inland seas of some 50 million years ago have disappeared, leaving a continent that is mostly desert. Of the waters and wetlands that remain, most of which are connected to rivers, 65 are listed as Ramsar Wetlands of International Importance. They are also of incredible-sometimes painful-local importance, as reminders of the dispossession suffered by those first peoples and their descendants and evidence of the devastation wrought by drought and dying waterways. The damming of Western Australia's Ord River during the 1960s and 1970s captured monsoonal rains within a catchment of over 55,000 square kilometres, creating the largest artificial lake on mainland Australia while destroying sites of cultural significance to the Miriwoong people and changing the ecosystem irrevocably. Barely ten years after the completion of the Ord project, the success of the Save the Franklin campaign in Tasmania is a testament to evolving understanding of the precious nature of waterways. Yet even this triumph was fraught: environmentalists' argument for preservation of Tasmania's 'wilderness' contained the implication that the land was without people, despite Indigenous habitation for at least 30,000 years. In this broad-ranging survey of some of Australia's most well-known, loved, engineered and fought over rivers, from Melbourne's Yarra to the Alligator rivers of Kakadu, award-winning author Ian Hoskins presents a history of our complex connections to water. A thoughtful foreword by former prime-ministerial sp
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            ISBN 9780642279569
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2020
            Publisher National Library of Australia
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            Water Allocation Law in New Zealand: Lessons from Australia
              

            Water Allocation Law in New Zealand: Lessons from Australia (Hardback)

            By Singh-Ladhar, Jagdeepkaur

            • RRP: $282.00
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            This book analyses water allocation law and policy in New Zealand and offers a comparative analysis with Australia. In New Zealand it is generally accepted that water allocation law has failed to be adequately addressed and New Zealand is now faced with the problem of over-alloca...tion in many catchments. In comparison, Australia has extensive experience in reforming its water law and policy over the last twenty years. This book provides a comparative and critical analysis of the lessons that New Zealand can learn from the Australian experience and offers guidance for the improvement of water allocation outcomes in New Zealand. Starting with the background of water allocation law and policy in New Zealand, the book traces the evolution of legal policies, including the 1967 Water and Soil Conservation Act and the 1991 Resource Management Act, and examines the role they have played in current water allocation issues. The book situates these findings within global challenges, such as the impact of climate change, and the global scarcity of and increasing demand for freshwater resources. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars researching water law and policy, natural resource management and environmental law more broadly. It was also be of use to policymakers and professional involved in developing and implementing water allocation laws and policies.
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            ISBN 9780367896621
            Released NZ 17 Aug 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management
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            Recycling Projects for the Evil Genius
               

            Recycling Projects for the Evil Genius (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gehrke, Russel

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            Helps make recycling hands-on, giving step-by-step instructions on how to accomplish a wide variety of projects on the cheap. This title lets you learn how to build a solar composter, make weed and pest controls, brew up environmentally friendly cleaners, recycle different kinds ...of papers, and more.
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            ISBN 9780071736121
            Released NZ 12 Aug 2010
            Publisher McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
            Interest Age 14+ years
            Series Electronics
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            Clearing the Air: SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2019
             

            Clearing the Air: SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2019 (Paperback)

            By Smedley, Tim

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            The story of what's happened to the air we breathe, the impact it has had on our health and what we can do to fight back.

            ISBN 9781472953339
            Released NZ 29 Sep 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Orca: How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean's Greatest Predator

            Orca: How We Came to Know and Love the Ocean's Greatest Predator (Paperback)

            By Colby, Jason M.

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            Orcas are the most controversial display animal in history. But how did we come to care about them in the first place? Drawing upon previously unavailable documents and interviews, this book explores our love affair with killer whales, and its impact on science, the marine park i...ndustry, and modern environmentalism.
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            ISBN 9780190088361
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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            Environmental Justice as Decolonization: Political Contention, Innovation and Resistance Over Indigenous Fishing Rights in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States
             

            Environmental Justice as Decolonization: Political Contention, Innovation and Resistance Over Indigenous Fishing Rights in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States (Hardback)

            By Miller Cantzler, Julia

            • RRP: $282.00
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            This book corrects the tendency in scholarly work to leave Indigenous peoples on the margins of discussions of environmental inequality, by situating them as central activists in struggles to achieve environmental justice. Drawing from archival and interview data, it examines and... compares the historical and contemporary processes through which Indigenous fishing rights have been negotiated in the United States, Australia and New Zealand, where three unique patterns have emerged and persist. It thus reveals the agential dynamics and the structural constraints that have resulted in varying degrees of success for Indigenous communities who are struggling to define the terms of their rights to access traditionally harvested fisheries, while also gaining economic stability through commercial fishing enterprises. Presenting rich narratives of conquest and resistance, domination and resilience, and marginalization and revitalization, the author uncovers the fundamentally cultural, political and ecological dynamics of colonization and explores the key mechanisms through which Indigenous assertions of rights to natural resources can systematically transform enduring political and cultural vestiges of colonization. A study of environmental justice as a fundamental ingredient in broader processes of decolonization, Environmental Justice as Decolonization will appeal to scholars of sociology, anthropology, environmental studies, law and Indigenous studies.
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            ISBN 9780367200855
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Children, Citizenship and Environment: #SchoolStrike Edition
             

            Children, Citizenship and Environment: #SchoolStrike Edition (Paperback, 2nd New edition)

            By Hayward, Bronwyn

            • RRP: $70.99
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            • Pub Date
              27 Oct 20

            When it was first published in 2012, Children, Citizenship and Environment correctly predicted a strong surge in youth activism as children are confronted by four difficult and intersecting challenges: dangerous environmental change, weakening democracies, growing social inequali...ty, and a global economy marked by unprecedented youth unemployment and unsustainable resource extraction. Nearly a decade on, global school strikes in response to the threats of chaotic climate change have underscored why youth action is vital and effective. While the experience of a world pandemic may have interrupted the rise of youthful street activism, it has also served to underscore the problems of deepening inequality and the risks of increasingly authoritarian government responses which young citizens must also confront. Against this background the message of this substantially revised edition is as important today as it was when it was first published. Controversial yet ultimately hopeful, political scientist Bronwyn Hayward rethinks assumptions about youth citizenship in neoliberal democracies. Writing with co-authors: school climate strikers, indigenous and disability activists, teachers, researchers and community advocates, Hayward develops her 'SEEDS' model of ecological citizenship for a school strike generation. The SEEDS of citizenship focus on Social agency, Environmental education, Embedded justice, Decentred deliberation, Self-transcendence. Discussion considers how these SEEDS of citizenship support young citizens' democratic imagination and develop their 'handprint' for social justice. This groundbreaking book will be of interest to a wide audience, in particular teachers and professionals who work in Environmental Citizenship Education, as well as students and community activists with an interest in environmental change, democracy and intergenerational justice.
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            ISBN 9780367429638
            Released NZ 27 Oct 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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