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Global Environmental Change: Understanding the Human Dimensions

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National Academy Press, Washington, DC, p.1-321 (1992)





Global environmental change often seems to be the most carefully examined issue of our time. Yet understanding the human side--human causes of and responses to environmental change--has not yet received sustained attention. The report offers a strategy for combining the efforts of natural and social scientists to better understand how our actions influence the global environment and how change in our environment influences us. The volume is accessible to the nonscientist and provides a wide range of examples and case studies. It explores how the attitudes and actions of individuals, governments, and organizations intertwine to leave their mark on the health of the planet.