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- Farmington Hills, MI : Greenhaven Press, c2012.
- Global viewpoints.
218 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
- Water -- Environmental aspects.
- Ch. 1. The oceans. Ireland will be hurt by sea-level rise due to global warming / Kieran R. Hickey
Australian sea-level rise due to global warming has been exaggerated / Drew Warne-Smith and James Madden
Acidification threatens the world's oceans / Severin Carrell
The seriousness of ocean acidification is overstated / Matt Ridley
The Pacific Ocean's garbage patch should be cleaned up / Paul Van Slambrouck
Cleaning up the plastic in the oceans will accomplish little / Richard Grant
Ch. 2. Managing water scarcity. Climate shifts and human action have caused irreversible desertification in the Sahel / Alex Shoumatoff
Human action is reversing desertification in the Sahel / Mae-Wan Ho and Lim Li Ching
China's water crisis may be helped by trading water rights / Zhou Jigang, Peng Guangcan, and Ceng Zhen
Chile's system of trading water rights has hurt citizens and the environment / Benjamin Witte
Israel steals Palestinian water, resulting in a water crisis / Sawsan Ramahi
The Middle East water crisis is the result of the failures of many regional governments / Gidon Bromberg
Nile River countries struggle over water rights / Joshua Kyalimpa
Ch. 3. Access to safe water. China's poor environmental record has poisoned water supplies / Andreas Lorenz
Haiti's cholera outbreak highlights clean water crisis / Ansel Herz
Bangladesh is trying to establish arsenic-free wells / IRIN News
India must focus on clean water for children / Craig Kielburger and Marc Kielburger
Desalination can help address the world's clean water shortage / The Economist
Ch. 4. Hydropower. In Uganda, hydroelectric dams provide needed electricity / Christopher M. Walsh and Steven Shalita
In Brazil, hydroelectric dams threaten communities and the environment / Joshua Partlow
Wave power may become an important source of green energy in Europe / Mark Scott
In Portugal, wave power projects have failed / Alan Copps
In France, tidal power has been successful / Robert Williams
Tidal power is not economically or environmentally feasible in Britain's Severn estuary / HM Government, Department of Energy and Climate Change.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Local notes:
- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Class of 1878 Fund.
- Berlatsky, Noah.
Class of 1878 Fund.
9780737756661 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0737756667 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780737756678 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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