The Global Casino

Rating: Nick Middleton. 2013. The Global Casino: an introduction to environmental issues.5e.  Routledge. ISBN. 978 1 4441 4662 2 At a time when there are so many specialist texts on matters dealing with environmental issues (usually with only one topic in mind) it’s good to see one that tackles so many different ones and impressive to see it through 5 editions and 18 years. Having seen a few of these earlier incarnations, a new arrival always piques interest. The basic […]

Earth Policy Institute

Earth Policy Institute was founded in 2001 by leading US environmental campaigner Lester Brown. It covers a wide range of current issues in the environment e.g. energy, food etc. Worth looking at for the arguments it puts forward but most of the work appears to be Brown alone.

Energy Realities

Energy Realities – Good-looking interactive site dealing with population, resource consumption and pollution production. Subtitled ‘a visual guide to our global energy needs’ the site aims to examine how we can meet our requirements and the options open to us. Great for discussions. Run by Statoil, New Scientist, Economist and National Geographic

The Great Energy Challenge

The Great Energy Challenge A great interactive site by National Geographic highlighting the issues we face in energy production, consumption and climate change.

Principles of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology

Rating: F Stuart Chapin III, Pamela A Matson and Peter M Vitousek. 2011. Principles of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology 2e. Springer. ISBN 978 1 4419 9502 5 “Humans have directly modified half of the ice-free terrestrial surface and use 40% of terrestrial production. We are causing the sixth major extinction event in the history of life on Earth…” If you’re going to justify any text, that is probably the most focussing! Taken from the back cover information, this quote very much […]