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2007 Threat #03 Environmental Degradation Top Cited Authors

Published experts as of March 2007 (Articles/Citations)

Karl W BUTZERexternal link 3 903 ]
Department of Geography and the Environment,
The University of Texas at Austin,
Austin, TX 78712

TURNER BLexternal link 5 747
George Perkins Marsh Institute,
Clark University,
950 Main Street,
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

KIRK R. SMITHexternal link 3 623
Environmental Health Sciences,
University of California,
Berkeley, California 94720-7360

Edward B Barbierexternal link 4 584
Department of Economics and Finance,
University of Wyoming
PO Box 3985,
Laramie, WY 82071-3985

A. Lans Bovenbergexternal link 4 525
CentER,
Tilburg University,
P.O. Box 90153,
5000 LE Tilburg, The Netherlands

ROBERT N. STAVINSexternal link 3 399
Harvard University –
John F. Kennedy School of Government;
Resources for the Future
Cambridge, MA 02138

Rick van der Ploegexternal link 3 367
European University Institute
Badia Fiesolana,
Via dei Roccettini, 9
I – 50014 San Domenico di Fiesole Italia

Shogren, Jason F.external link 3 340
University of Wyoming,
Box 3985,
Laramie, WY 82071

PHILIP M. FEARNSIDEexternal link 3 313
Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia (INPA),
Caixa Postal 478,
Manaus 69083-000, Amazonas, Brasil

James K. Boyceexternal link 3 306
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003

Kathleen Segersonexternal link 3 299
Department of Economics
University of Connecticut
341 Mansfield Road, Unit 1063
Storrs, CT 06269-1063

Brian R. Copelandexternal link 3 285
University of British Columbia
2329 West Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4

Donald C. Coleexternal link 3 283
Department of Public Health Sciences,
Faculty of Medicine,
University of Toronto,
12 Queen’s Park Crescent,
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A8, Canada

W. Neil Adgerexternal link 9 259
Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE),
School of Environmental Sciences,
University of East Anglia,
Norwich, NR4 7TJ, U.K

Richard S.J. Tolexternal link 3 249
Center for Integrated Study of the Human Dimensions of Global Change,
Carnegie Mellon University,
Pittsburgh, PA

Carl Folkeexternal link 3 242
Department of Systems Ecology,
Stockholm University,
SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden

DAVID I. STERNexternal link 3 240
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,
Troy, NY

Dallas Burtrawexternal link 4 214
Quality of Environment Division,
Resources for the Future,
1616 P St. NW,
Washington, DC 20036

Ian W.H. Parryexternal link 3 209
Resources for the Future
1616 P Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

Eric F. Lambinexternal link 5 191
Department of Geography,
Université catholique de Louvain,
place Louis Pasteur, 3,
1348 Louvain-La-Neuve, BELGIQUE

Matthew A. Coleexternal link 8 172
Department of Economics
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT

Matthew Kahnexternal link 4 158
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155

James S. Shortleexternal link 7 126
Pennsylvania State University
312 Old Main
University Park, PA 16802

Neha Khannaexternal link 3 117
Department of Economics & Environmental Studies Program,
State University of New York at Binghamton,
PO Box 6000,
Binghamton, NY

Y. Hossein Farzinexternal link 3 110
Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616

Eugene A. Rosaexternal link 3 110
Washington State University
Pullman, Washington

Per G. FREDRIKSSONexternal link 5 96
Department of Economics,
Southern Methodist University,
PO Box 750496,
Dallas, TX 75275-0496

Anastasios Xepapadeasexternal link 3 88
University of Crete,
Department of Economics
University Campus, 74 100
Rethymno, Greece

Alok K. BOHARAexternal link 4 80
Department of Economics,
University of New Mexico,
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Michael Jerrettexternal link 5 79
School of Geography and Geology and
McMaster Institute of Environment and Health,
McMaster University,
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

David G. Ablerexternal link 5 78
Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology,
The Pennsylvania State University,
University Park, PA 16828

Robert P. Berrensexternal link 3 78
Department of Economics,
University of New Mexico,
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

PERZ SGexternal link 4 68
University of Florida,
Gainesville, FL 32611

Peter H. Verburgexternal link 3 68
Department of Environmental Sciences,
Wageningen University,
PO Box 47,
6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands

Ing-Marie Grenexternal link 3 63
Department of Economics,
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU),
Box 7013,
75005 Uppsala, Sweden

GEE GCexternal link 3 60
Department of Health Behavior and Health Education,
School of Public Health,
University of Michigan,
1420 Washington Heights, Room M5224,
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029

Reyer Gerlaghexternal link 3 58
IVM, Vrije University
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

RICHARD DAMANIAexternal link 3 56
University of Adelaide
ADELAIDE SA 5005 AUSTRALIA

Harriet Bulkeleyexternal link 4 51
Durham University
University Office
Old Elvet
Durham DH1 3HP UK

Richard D. Horanexternal link 7 48
Department of Agricultural Economics,
Michigan State University,
East Lansing, MI 48824-1039

Daniel L. Millimetexternal link 3 45
Department of Economics,
Southern Methodist University,
Dallas, 75275-0496

Alexander E. Farrellexternal link 3 36
Energy and Resources Group,
University of California,
Berkeley, CA 94720–3050

John D. Eylesexternal link 4 31
McMaster Institute of Environment and Health,
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West,
Hamilton, Ontario
L8S 4L8 CANADA

Erwin H. Bulteexternal link 3 31
Department of Economics,
Tilburg University,
P.O. Box 90153,
5000 LE Tilburg, Netherlands

Michael Lipsettexternal link 3 31
Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment,
California Environmental Protection Agency,
Oakland, CA

Christian Brannstromexternal link 3 26
Dept. of Geography
Texas A&M University
810 O&M Building
College Station, Texas 77843-3147

Gavin M. Hilson 3 24
Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM),
School of Environment and Development,
University of Manchester,
Manchester M13 9QH UK

BUZZELLI M external link 4 23
Department of Geography,
University of British Columbia,
984 West Mall,
Vancouver, BC, Canada

LUERS ALexternal link 3 16
Union of Concerned Scientists,
2397 Shattuck Avenue, Ste. 203,
Berkeley, CA 94704

  • Note that this is only a count for articles indexed in the Social SciSearch database, not a universal count of all the author’s writings.

2007 Threat #03 Environmental Degradation Top Books

Earth Threat #3: Environmental Degradation

A Listmania! list by Robert David STEELE Vivas (Oakton, VA United States)
(TOP 500 REVIEWER)    (HALL OF FAME REVIEWER)
The list author says: “There are ten threats, twelve policies, and eight players other than the EU and USA that matter if we are to get a grip on our future. Each of these 30 topics is addressed at www.earth-intelligence.net, and in Amazon discussion groups being created to bring together authors and readers to form a global information sharing network that will be superior to what secret intelligence and secret government bureaucracies can put together. This is how we save Humanity and our Earth–by taking back the power over relevant information and the policies that have here-to-fore been dominated by special interests instead of ourselves, the taxpayers and end-users.”
High Noon: Twenty Global Problems, Twenty Years to Solve Them
1.  High Noon: Twenty Global Problems, Twenty Years to Solve Them by J. F. Rischard
The list author says:
“See my longer review.  The easiest and most sensible book for the general reader.”
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The Future of Life
2.  The Future of Life by Edward O. Wilson
The list author says:
“Absolutely a gem.  Monetizing the cost of our global idiocy.”
$10.85   Used & New from: $1.48
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming
3.  Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming by Paul Hawken
The list author says:
“The manifesto that is being made manifest in World Index of Social and Environmental Responsibility (WISER)”
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
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The Value of Life: Biological Diversity And Human Society
4.  The Value of Life: Biological Diversity And Human Society by Stephen R. Kellert
The list author says:
“Important and useful.”
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Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution
5.  Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution by Paul Hawken
The list author says:
“Corporations privatize profit and externalize “true cost” in terms of wasted and consumed resources and generated pollution, toxins, and disease.  Only those corporations that go Green will survie.”
$12.91   Used & New from: $0.17
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
The Ecology of Commerce: A Declaration of Sustainability
6.  The Ecology of Commerce: A Declaration of Sustainability by Paul Hawken
The list author says:
“Predecssor to Natural Capitalism, in some ways more robust.”
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
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Ecological Economics: Principles And Applications
7.  Ecological Economics: Principles And Applications by Herman E. Daly
The list author says:
“The major leap forward in economics.”
$67.36   Used & New from: $7.94
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
For The Common Good: Redirecting the Economy toward Community, the Environment, and a Sustainable Future
8.  For The Common Good: Redirecting the Economy toward Community, the Environment, and a Sustainable Future by John B. Cobb Jr.
The list author says:
“The best of his other works and the most relevant to our future.”
$33.35   Used & New from: $2.09
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble
9.  Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble by Lester Russell Brown
The list author says:
“The latest work from a man who has published State of the World for over a decade.”
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State of the World 2001 (Worldwatch Institute Books)
10.  State of the World 2001 (Worldwatch Institute Books) by Lester Russell Brown
The list author says:
“Last visible publication, a collector’s item, worth getting just to see how he organized data and what his sources were.”
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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Restoring the Earth: Visionary Solutions from the Bioneers
11.  Restoring the Earth: Visionary Solutions from the Bioneers by Ken Ausubel
The list author says:
“Worthy of integration.”
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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500 Ways to Change the World
12.  500 Ways to Change the World by Global Ideas Bank
The list author says:
“Super example of bottom up thinking.”
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Looking Back to Think Ahead: GREEN India 2047
13.  Looking Back to Think Ahead: GREEN India 2047 by P V Sridharan
The list author says:
“Nothing the EU and US do will matter unless we also get Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Russia, Venezuela, and Wild Cards like South Africa and Turkey to buy in to our solutions, which must of necessity be more intelligence and moral than those to date.”
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Eco-Pioneers: Practical Visionaries Solving Today's Environmental Problems
14.  Eco-Pioneers: Practical Visionaries Solving Today’s Environmental Problems by Steve Lerner
The list author says:
“Helpful information.”
$67.50   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
Voices for the Earth: Vital Ideas from America's Best Environmental Books
15.  Voices for the Earth: Vital Ideas from America’s Best Environmental Books by Daniel D. Chiras
The list author says:
“Helpful as a distillation of the broader literature.”
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Sharing the Work, Sparing the Planet: Work Time Reduction, Consumption and the Environment
16.  Sharing the Work, Sparing the Planet: Work Time Reduction, Consumption and the Environment by Anders Hayden
The list author says:
“Most interesting.  We produce enough food to feed 12 billion people, but 5 billion are poor because most of the food we produce is either worthless or wasted.”
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Solutions for an Environment in Peril
17.  Solutions for an Environment in Peril by Dr. Anthony B. Wolbarst
The list author says:
“One of a handful of “solutions” books.”
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The Vulnerable Planet: A Short Economic History of the Environment (Cornerstone Books)
18.  The Vulnerable Planet: A Short Economic History of the Environment (Cornerstone Books) by John Bellamy Foster
The list author says:
“Useful context but see Hawken and Daly books.”
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
Exploring Environmental Issues: An Integrated Approach
19.  Exploring Environmental Issues: An Integrated Approach by David D. Kemp
The list author says:
“Possibly useful, but as you can see from the Earth Intelligence Network approach, an “integrated” approach demands that the ten threats, twelve policies, and eight challengers all be addressed at once, and all policies harmonized.”
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Making Peace With the Planet
20.  Making Peace With the Planet by Barry Commoner
The list author says:
“Known name, worthy of consideration.”
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
Ecological City
21.  Ecological City by Rutherford H. Platt
The list author says:
“This could be the most important book on the list because the entire world is moving toward cities.  We need to do two things: 1) redesign cities as we either rebuild them or abandon them; and 2) make all rural areas slef-sustaining in energy and agriculure.”
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Divided Planet: The Ecology of Rich and Poor
22.  Divided Planet: The Ecology of Rich and Poor by Tom Athanasiou
The list author says:
“What the rich don’t seem to get is that there will be no place on the planet where they can hide.”
$16.95   Used & New from: $0.84
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
Earth, Air, Fire, Water: Humanistic Studies of the Environment
23.  Earth, Air, Fire, Water: Humanistic Studies of the Environment by Jill Ker Conway
The list author says:
“I like this concept.”
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Once There Were Greenfields: How Urban Sprawl is Undermining America's Environment, Economy, and Social Fabric
24.  Once There Were Greenfields: How Urban Sprawl is Undermining America’s Environment, Economy, and Social Fabric by F. Kaid Benfield
The list author says:
“Right on target.  Paul Goodman nailed it first, in Communitas.”
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Vanishing Habitats and Species (Environmental Disasters)
25.  Vanishing Habitats and Species (Environmental Disasters) by Jane Walker
The list author says:
“Diversity is fundamental to both sustainability and prosperity of the Earth.”
$28.50   Used & New from: $0.01
Precautionary Tools for Reshaping Environmental Policy (Urban and Industrial Environments)
26.  Precautionary Tools for Reshaping Environmental Policy (Urban and Industrial Environments) by Nancy Myers
The list author says:
“The precautionary principle is very important, and not at all considered by most governments or any corporations.”
$26.00   Used & New from: $0.75
Handbook of Environmental Economics, Volume 1: Environmental Degradation and Institutional Responses
27.  Handbook of Environmental Economics, Volume 1: Environmental Degradation and Institutional Responses by Karl-Goran Maler
The list author says:
“Useful, building on Herman Daly’s pioneering work in Ecological Economics.”
$126.51   Used & New from: $64.85
The Next World War: Tribes, Cities, Nations, and Ecological Decline
28.  The Next World War: Tribes, Cities, Nations, and Ecological Decline by Roy M. Woodbridge
The list author says:
“This is the war AFTER the war of belief system (education versus anarchy).”
$36.95   Used & New from: $0.12
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Issues: An Encyclopedia
29.  Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Issues: An Encyclopedia by Bruce E. Johansen
The list author says:
“This impresses me.  See also 1491, a book recommended by Paul Hawkins.  The indigenous peoples know vastly more than the “modern” people about how to keep the Earth alive and healthy.”
$98.95   Used & New from: $0.01
Science Under Siege: The Politician's War on Nature and Truth
30.  Science Under Siege: The Politician’s War on Nature and Truth by Todd Wilkinson
The list author says:
“There are a number of books about the evangelical, fundamentalists, and extremist Republican war on science.  Changes that used to take 10,000 years now take three, meaning that we need more science, in real time, not less.”
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The Recurring Dark Ages: Ecological Stress, Climate Changes, and System Transformation (World Ecological Degradation)
31.  The Recurring Dark Ages: Ecological Stress, Climate Changes, and System Transformation (World Ecological Degradation) by Sing C. Chew
The list author says:
“Seriously cool book.”
$35.43   Used & New from: $22.29
Trends in Environmental Resear
32.  Trends in Environmental Resear by Emma B. Davis
The list author says:
“Possibly worth a look.”
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The Economics of Environmental Degradation: Tragedy for the Commons?
33.  The Economics of Environmental Degradation: Tragedy for the Commons? by Timothy M. Swanson
The list author says:
“Helpful.”
$140.00   Used & New from: $17.57
Measuring Environmental Degradation: Developing Pressure Indicators for Europe (Elgar Monographs - Towards Environmental Pressure Indicators for the EU)
34.  Measuring Environmental Degradation: Developing Pressure Indicators for Europe (Elgar Monographs – Towards Environmental Pressure Indicators for the EU) by Anil Markandya
The list author says:
“Useful.  When Medard Gabel creates the Earth Game with embedded budgets and environmental degradation information easily simulating the future consequewnces of current behavior, we will finally get a grip on reality.”
$163.00   Used & New from: $132.58
Humanity's Environmental Future: Making Sense in a Troubled World
35.  Humanity’s Environmental Future: Making Sense in a Troubled World by Ross McCluney
The list author says:
“Useful additional perspective.”
$44.95   Used & New from: $9.66
The Vanishing Universe: Adverse Environmental Impacts on Astronomy
36.  The Vanishing Universe: Adverse Environmental Impacts on Astronomy by Derek McNally
The list author says:
“One aspect most do not consider.”
$88.85   Used & New from: $6.97
Environment, Ethics & Behavior: The Phychology of Environmental Valuation & Degradation (New Lexington Press Management Series)
37.  Environment, Ethics & Behavior: The Phychology of Environmental Valuation & Degradation (New Lexington Press Management Series) by Max H. Bazerman
The list author says:
“Best psychological treatment.”
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Our Endangered Planet: Soil
38.  Our Endangered Planet: Soil by Lisa Yount
The list author says:
“This whole series looks worthwhile.”
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Biological Degradation and Bioremediation of Toxic Chemicals
39.  Biological Degradation and Bioremediation of Toxic Chemicals by G. Rasul Chaudhry
The list author says:
“Important. We simply have no grip on the toxins we are disseminating.”
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Environment & Conflict: Analysing the Developing World (Uppsala University Department of Peace & Conflict Research, Report No. 37)
40.  Environment & Conflict: Analysing the Developing World (Uppsala University Department of Peace & Conflict Research, Report No. 37) by Ashok Swain
The list author says:
“The Swedes are some of the best thinkers on peace, the environment, and other major issues.”
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2007 Threat #03 Environmental Degradation Top Centers

OSS.Net Starting Points Rank

Environmental News Networkexternal link
ENN publishes news, commentary, and information to provide a global perspective on environmental issues, and to promote thought, discussion, and awareness among its readers. Selects news stories from a variety of sources, including major wire services, and also features content from partner publishers, freelance journalists, and on-going research. 1

Global Policy Forum – The Environmentexternal link
GPF’s mission is to monitor policy making at the United Nations, promote accountability of global decisions, educate and mobilize for global citizen participation, and advocate on vital issues of international peace and justice. The Environment page touches on key environmental issues and the role of the UN, governments, businesses and NGOs in shaping environmental policy. 2

Union of Concerned Scientists – Global Warmingexternal link
Site includes overview, what’s new, special features sections as well as global warming science information and solutions. 3

Greenpeace Internationalexternal link
Greenpeace exists to expose environmental criminals, and to challenge government and corporations when they fail to live up to their mandate to safeguard the environment and our future. Greenpeace focuses on the most crucial worldwide threats to the planet’s biodiversity and environment. 4

Gristmillexternal link
An environmental news blog that uses humor to present analysis, commentary, advice and reviews. 5

Climate Hotmap.orgexternal link
Global Warming: Early Warning Signs – An interactive map that illustrates the local consequences of global warming. Produced jointly by several well-known environmental organizations. 6

EcoEarth.Infoexternal link
Environment portal & search engine that is a project of Ecological Internet. Includes news, alerts, a blog and links to environmental issues. 7

The Commons Blogexternal link
The Commons Blog is a collaborative web log dedicated to the principle of promoting environmental quality and human dignity and prosperity through markets and property rights. Put more simply, it’s about free markets protecting the environment. 8

Earthscan/James & Jamesexternal link
UK-based publishing firm. Seeks to increase understanding of environmental issues and their implications at all levels, to influence opinion and policy towards sustainable forms of development and to promote the various businesses, industries and organizations that provide the infrastructure to make this happen. 9

Corporate Social Responsibility Wireexternal link
CSRwire is the leading source of corporate social responsibility and sustainability news, reports and information. CSRwire members are companies and NGOs, agencies and organizations interested in communicating their corporate citizenship, sustainability, and socially responsible initiatives to a global audience through CSRwire’s syndication network and weekly News Alerts. CSRwire content covers issues of Diversity, Philanthropy, Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) Environment, Human Rights, Workplace Issues, Business Ethics, Community Development and Corporate Governance. 10

U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP)external link
Stated mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations. 11

World Water Councilexternal link
WWC is an international multi-stakeholder platform whose mission is “to promote awareness, build political commitment and trigger action on critical water issues at all levels, including the highest decision-making level, to facilitate the efficient conservation, protection, development, planning, management and use of water in all its dimensions on an environmentally sustainable basis.” Sponsors the World Water Forum every three years. 12

Clean Air Initiativeexternal link
CAI advances innovative ways to improve air quality in cities by sharing knowledge and experiences through partnerships in selected regions of the world. CAI partners and participants foster actions to improve air quality in cities. We bring together a range of cross-cutting expertise in urban development, transport, energy reform, environmental management and environmental health. Currently active in Asia, Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. 13

Eco-Advantageexternal link
Site features a blog on how business is catching the green wave, information on the book “Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value and Build Competitive Advantage,” related press items, links to other information on organizations devoted to green business, and The Green Wave, which lists the top 10 environmental issues facing society and business. 14

Alternative Energy Instituteexternal link
AEI’s goals are to raise consciousness about the dangers of fossil fuel dependency and the viable alternatives to fossil fuels, link consumers with suppliers of alternative energy and raise consciousness about community sustainability and providing action response opportunities for individuals throughout the world. 15

Gas Technology Instituteexternal link
GTI is the leading research, development and training organization serving the natural gas industry. Research capabilities, products & services, newsroom, training & conferences, reports/software/publications and commercial opportunities are provided on this website. 16

Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternativesexternal link
GAIA is an expanding international alliance of individuals, NGO’s, community-based organizations, academics and others working to end the incineration of all forms of waste and to promote sustainable waste prevention and discard management practices. 17

Rainforest Action Networkexternal link
Protects forests and the rights of their inhabitants by campaigning to break America’s oil addiction, promote sustainable logging, and bring green ethics to Wall St. 18

World Business Council for Sustainable Developmentexternal link
The WBCSD mission is to provide business leadership as a catalyst for change toward sustainable development, and to support the business license to operate, innovate and grow in a world increasingly shaped by sustainable development issues. It is a CEO-led, global association of some 190 companies dealing exclusively with business and sustainable development. The Council provides a platform for companies to explore sustainable development, share knowledge, experiences and best practices, and to advocate business positions on these issues in a variety of forums, working with governments, non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations. 19

RadWaste.orgexternal link
Guide to radioactive waste, nuclear and radiation related material on the internet. 20

Islamic Foundation for Ecology & Environmental Sciencesexternal link
IFEES has established itself as perhaps the only internationally recognised body articulating the Islamic position on the environment . IFEES is a multi-dimensional organisation and its objectives include: research and the dissemination of information; producing teaching materials, books and journals; training on practical and theoretical subjects; the setting up of an experimental centre focusing on land use and organic farming and also the development of alternative technology. 21

TreeHuggerexternal link
TreeHugger is the leading media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream. They strive to be a one-stop shop for green news, solutions, and product information. Site includes an up-to-the-minute blog, weekly and daily newsletters, weekly video segments, and a weekly radio show. 22

Global Environmental Management Initiativeexternal link
GEMI’s goal ise to provide strategies for businesses to achieve environmental, health and safety (EHS) excellence, economic success and corporate citizenship. Site provides information on projects and membership, conferences, publications, news and benchmark surveys. 23

GreenBizexternal link
GreenBiz is the leading information resource on how to align environmental responsibility with business success. The site provides news and resources to large and small businesses through a combination of Web sites, workshops, daily news feeds, electronic newsletters, and briefing papers. 24

Sustainablogexternal link
Sustainablog is dedicated to news, information and personal meanderings related to environmental and economic sustainability, green and sustainable business, and environmental politics. Includes extensive list of links to green sites and “the sustainable blogosphere.” 25

ClimateBizexternal link
The mission of ClimateBiz (a partnership of GreenBiz) is to provide hands-on tools, action steps, and other resources companies can use to understand the underlying issues, assess their climate footprint, and devise and implement a plan to significantly reduce their climate impacts throughout their operations and supply chains. The site is divided into Sections, Topics and Sectors. 26

Sustainability Dictionaryexternal link
This Dictionary of Sustainable Management is an open dictionary for business leaders and students of sustainability and business-related terms. It is a project of the Presidio School of Management. The purpose of this effort is to help people better understand how sustainability concepts are creating new understandings in the worlds of business, government, and society. The English alphabet is provided with links to words/phrases related to sustainability. 27

SustainAbilityexternal link
With offices in the U.S. and Europe, SustainAbility advises clients on the risks and opportunities associated with corporate responsibility and sustainable development. Working at the interface between market forces and societal expectations, they seek solutions to social and environmental challenges that deliver long term value. 28

Sustainable Businessexternal link
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2007 Threat #03 Environmental Degradation Forecast

PDF: Environmental Degradation

THREAT:  Environmental Degradation

The Environment became a mainstream political issue only ten years after “environmentalist” was a pejorative term for fringe trouble-makers. Political environmentalism can be traced more than ten years, to Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring (1962) which after a long and bitter battle led to the restriction of DDT. Then the 1970s saw new terms such as “agent orange” in every newspaper and pictures on every television of wildlife habitats obliterated by oil spills. Public opinion shifted slightly. With the environment as a new factor – as lip-service or hard policy – environment debates were now not just academic. Profitability or oblivion suddenly depended on a percentage point in government emission/pollution standards. But even though the environment, like crime, is an issue there are no obvious a priori rules. At bottom there is always a Faustian test – a few billion in personal wealth today in exchange for the chance your grand-children will be homeless or be born limbless. Nothing is black or white. To further confuse things — DDT remains one of the best weapons against the world’s greater killer – malaria.

Near-Term:

Clarify the Now:  Most developed nations now factor environmental impacts into decision-making. Big-stakes cases hinge on contradictory evidence of each party’s expert witnesses and judgements often depend on an intellectual coin-toss, manipulation of public opinion, or corrupted officials. Only the creation of disinterested expert jurisdictions removes important environmental issues from the dread grasp of short-term political vision. Also, only public education (or opinion-leaders at least) can give a better grasp of cost. Discussion of cost in environmental debates is often deceitful, often on both sides.

Mid-Term:

Clarify the Future:  Rachel Carson was called a liar and alarmist by opponents but history proved she was a prophet. The same problem remains today – early warnings are always so early that well-financed inertial mass of vested interests are able to discount and ridicule them. If early warnings on tobacco or asbestos had been investigated, no-one smoking today would have started smoking, no-one dying of asbestos would be dying. Because government does not see beyond five years or the next election, only statutory agencies that outlive governments can be trusted to observe the public environmental interest into the conceivable future..

Long-Term:

Globalise the Public Interest:  Initial excitement about globalization lost its innocence when nations realized that everyone really meant “my globalization: not yours”. But the underlying premise of globalization – interconnectedness of all nations is inescapably true. Nations will realize that environmental problems in one sovereign state are also eventually a problem for all. The rapid destruction of the Amazon is not Brazil’s problem but a factor of global climate. My Chernobyl is your Chernobyl. Governments and their electorates will soon realize all nations are in the same boat.