Understanding Sustainability

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Spehar, Stephanie. 2011. "Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conservation (Anthro/Env Stds 368 syllabus)." University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. [PDF]

Spehar, Stephanie. 2011. "Why Teach Sustainability?" UW Oshkosh.

Sperling, Gene B. 2001. "Toward Universal Education: Making a Promise, and Keeping it." Foreign Affairs September/October:7-13.  [summary]

Speth, James Gustave. 2005. Red Sky at Morning: America and the Crisis of the Global Environment, 2nd Edition. Yale University Press, New Haven. [author presentation] [Chapter 1: "A World of Wounds"] [review by Dave Haven and Diane Bates]

  • "No president since Carter has given prority to global-scale environmental challenges. The failure has been truly bipartisan. These issues more than most require true political leadership." (p. 9)
  • "Regarding this growth, here is what happened in just the past twenty years: 1) Global population up 35 %; 2) World economic output up 75 %; 3) Global energy use up 40 %; Global meat consumption up 70 %; 4) World auto production up 45 %; 5) Global paper use up 90 %; 6) Advertising globally up 100 %. Today, the world economy is poised to quadruple in size again by midcentury, just as it did in the last half-century." (p. 20-21)

  • "Humans dominate the planet today as never before. We now live in a full world. An unprecedented responsibility for planetary management is now thrust upon us, whether we like it or not. This huge new burden, for which there is no precedent and little preparation, is the price of our economic success. We brought it upon ourselves, and we must turn to it with urgency and with even greater determination and political attention than has been brought to liberalizing trade and making the world safe for market capitalism. The risks of inaction extend beyond unprecedented environmental deterioration. Following closely in its wake would be widespread loss of livelihoods, social tensions and conflict, and huge economic costs." (pp. 21-22)

Speth, James Gustave. 2012. America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy. Yale University Press, New Haven. [Related essay by author in Orion, part 1] [Essay by author in Orion, part 2] [review] [Preface] [podcast interview] [author presentation]

Spielhagen, Robert F., Kirstin Werner, Steffen Aagaard Sørensen, Katarzyna Zamelczyk, Evguenia Kandiano, Gereon Budeus, Katrine Husum, Thomas M. Marchitto, and Morten Hald. 2011. "Enhanced Modern Heat Transfer to the Arctic by Warm Atlantic Water." Science 331(6016):450-453. [abstract]   [news story]    

Spies, Chris F.J. 2006. "Resolutionary Change: The Art of Awakening Dormant Faculties in Others." Social Change and Conflict Transformation: Berghof Handbook for Conflict Transformation 5:49-60. [PDF]

Spiroux de Vendômois, Joël, François Roullier, Dominique Cellier, and Gilles-Eric Séralini. 2009. "A Comparison of the Effects of Three GM Corn Varieties on Mammalian Health." International Journal of Biological Sciences 5:706-726. [news story  1] [news story 2]

Spotts, Pete. 2013. "Why has global warming paused? Pacific Ocean's 'engine room' running cool. Despite years of record heat, the rate of global warming has been almost zero in recent years, puzzling scientists. The cycles of the tropical Pacific could hold the answer." The Christian Science Monitor 28 August. 

Springer, Simon. 2010. "Neoliberalism and Geography: Expansions, Variegations, Formations." Geography Compass 4(8):1025-1038. [PDF]

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