by Noah Berlatsky


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The Global Viewpoints series provides students and other readers with the information they need to explore global connections and think critically about the worldwide implications of global issues. Each volume focuses on a controversial topic of worldwide importance and offers a panoramic view of opinions selected from a diverse range of international sources, including journals, magazines, newspapers, nonfiction books, speeches, government documents, organization newsletters, and position papers. Each volume contains an annotated table of contents; a world map, to help readers locate countries or areas covered in the essays; "for further discussion" questions; a worldwide list of organizations to contact; bibliographies of books and periodicals; and a subject index. By illuminating the complexities and interrelations of the global community, this excellent resource helps students and other researchers enhance their global awareness.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737756678
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 11/18/2011
Series: Global Viewpoints Series
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

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Table of Contents

Foreword 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 The Oceans

1 Ireland Will Be Hurt by Sea-Level Rise Due to Global Warming Kieran R. Hickey 20

2 Australian Sea-Level Rise Due to Global Warming Has Been Exaggerated Drew Warne-Smith James Madden 27

3 Acidification Threatens the World's Oceans Severin Carrell 34

4 The Seriousness of Ocean Acidification Is Overstated Matt Ridley 39

5 The Pacific Ocean's Garbage Patch Should Be Cleaned Up Paul Van Slambrouck 43

6 Cleaning Up the Plastic in the Oceans Will Accomplish Little Richard Grant 49

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 61

Chapter 2 Managing Water Scarcity

1 Climate Shifts and Human Action Have Caused Irreversible Desertification in the Sahel Alex Shoumatoff 63

2 Human Action Is Reversing Desertification in the Sahel Mae-Wan Ho Lim Li Ching 71

3 China's Water Crisis May Be Helped by Trading Water Rights Zhou Jigang Peng Guangcan Ceng Zhen 80

4 Chile's System of Trading Water Rights Has Hurt Citizens and the Environment Benjamin Witte 88

5 Israel Steals Palestinian Water, Resulting in a Water Crisis Sawsan Ramahi 94

6 The Middle East Water Crisis Is the Result of the Failures of Many Regional Governments Gidon Bromberg 106

7 Nile River Countries Struggle over Water Rights Joshua Kyalimpa 113

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 119

Chapter 3 Access to Safe Water

1 China's Poor Environmental Record Has Poisoned Water Supplies Andreas Lorenz 121

2 Haiti's Cholera Outbreak Highlights Clean Water Crisis Ansel Herz 128

3 Bangladesh Is Trying to Establish Arsenic-Free Wells IRIN News 135

4 India Must Focus on Clean Water for Children Craig Kielburger Marc Kielburger 140

5 Desalination Can Help Address the World's Clean Water Shortage The Economist 145

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 156

Chapter 4 Hydropower

1 In Uganda, Hydroelectric Dams Provide Needed Electricity Christopher M. Walsh Steven Shalita 158

2 In Brazil, Hydroelectric Dams Threaten Communities and the Environment Joshua Partlow 164

3 Wave Power May Become an Important Source of Green Energy in Europe Mark Scott 170

4 In Portugal, Wave Power Projects Have Failed Alan Copps 176

5 In France, Tidal Power Has Been Successful Robert Williams 180

6 Tidal Power Is Not Economically or Environmentally Feasible in Britain's Severn Estuary HM Government, Department of Energy and Climate Change 186

Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography 194

For Further Discussion 195

Organizations to Contact 197

Bibliography of Books 202

Index 205

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