By Andrew SimmsPublish 12 months note: First released 2005
If the total global desired to stay like humans within the uk we might want the assets of 3 planets like Earth. If the U.S. was once our version the quantity will be 5. Simms exhibits how hundreds of thousands folks within the West are working up large ecological accounts: from the volume of oil and coal that we burn to warmth our homes and run our automobiles, to what we eat and the waste that we create, the influence of our existence is felt all over the world. while those accounts pass unpaid, thousands extra dwelling in poverty within the majority global undergo the load of paying doubtful international monetary accounts. The e-book explores a very good paradox of our age: how the worldwide wealth hole used to be outfitted on ecological money owed, which the world's poorest at the moment are having to pay for. Highlighting how and why this has occurred, he additionally exhibits what will be performed in a different way sooner or later - and what steps we will take to prevent pushing the planet to the purpose of environmental bankruptcy.