Natural resource and environmental conflicts have long been issues confronting human societies. This case-based examination of a wide range of natural resource disputes exposes readers to many contemporary examples that offer reasons for both hope and concern.
Provides a "case-based" approach to natural resource conflicts with examples of different scales, including timely cases drawn from the developed and developing world
Enables readers to reach a broader understanding of the scope of the issues through the variety of topics and cases—one of which is climate change in many of the emerging conflicts
Presents balanced information regarding each case argued from multiple viewpoints and perspectives, allowing the reader to gain a more balanced and comprehensive sense of the topics
Do you have an important message to communicate with the world, but don’t know how? Are you a researcher, scientist, or environmentalist who has real solutions to affect global change and potentially turn things around? Have you developed an online forum to share that knowledge? Publishing your research in scientific journals, magazines, and newspapers is great, but this information rarely gets in the hands of the greater population. The best way to reach the people of the world who have the power to affect real change in their daily lives and choices is through social media.
Instructor, scientist, marketing expert, and author Sherry Nouraini, PhD, spent countless research hours reviewing how scientists and activists use social media for outreach, and saw no sign of effectiveness in their efforts. Additional research and observations in conversations around the topic of climate change in the blogosphere and social media confirmed her suspicions, and ignited her desire to be part of the solution in her own way. Social Solutions for Climate Change is her contribution to further the cause of climate change communication and mitigation. Through stories, case studies, and detailed instructions on how to set up and maneuver around the most popular social media channels being used today, Dr. Nouraini details a clear path for anyone who has a message to share.
In these pages you’ll discover:
The current state of climate change communication and what activists have learned through their efforts, including which social media channels are most effective.
How to lay a solid foundation and develop a strategy for science and climate change communication, whether through the tools of social media, or any other medium.
The psychology behind decision making, and applying these findings to inspiring action among readers.
Detailed strategy for using blogging, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Pinterest to communicate effectively and authentically with your target audience.
How to effectively and authentically connect with your audience. Your message is your legacy, but it can only have an impact if it connects with an audience and inspires readers to action.
If you have research, news, advice, or how-to tips to share with the world but are having trouble reaching people, this book is for you.
While many people are quick to judge parents in the anti-vaccination camp, few actually take the time to learn about the reasons behind their choice not to administer shots according to the medical establishment’s schedule.
In this candid memoir about the very real damage vaccines inflicted on her family, author Bridget Long shares the horrors of watching her daughter fall gravely ill just days after getting multiple shots at her fifteen-month checkup.
Though Long struggles in the beginning, faltering without knowledge and naively trusting the medical establishment, she pulls herself out of despair and ultimately finds help for her daughter—and absolution for herself.
Though ridiculed and scorned, Long learns to trust her own instinct and intuition as a mother, and fights to be heard by the people whose greatest motivation is protecting their own interests and not her child's.
Honest, painful, and ultimately redemptive, Injecting Change will encourage anyone whose life has been adversely impacted by vaccinations.
The American people have been abandoned. Behemoth corporations, the disgustingly rich, the media, Congress, and the Supreme Court have withdrawn their support from "We, the People", in spite of their duty, allegiance, or responsibility to American citizens.
Billionaires and corporations are flourishing as they abandon loyalty to employees and American citizens. The same wealthy people and corporations are hoarding billions of dollars offshore to avoid paying taxes while privatizing their profits and subsidizing their losses. By doing so, they are intentionally abandoning their civic responsibility for the obscene accumulation of profit, and are impeding the government's ability to serve the public good.
Minda Wilson has spent more than 20 years on the frontlines of the healthcare debate. Wilson is not a politician or an insurance executive. She is a corporate attorney specializing in healthcare, paid to understand the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, its implementation, and its impact. What she’s learned is terrifying. She has the insight and expertise to say what no one else is saying, and is proposing real-world, implementable solutions.
In her new book Urgent Care, Wilson offers ten cures for America’s ailing healthcare system. The truth is, that in trying to ensure access to high quality, affordable healthcare for all Americans and improve the healthcare delivery records of underperforming hospitals, we have sacrificed many of the things that made America’s health system the greatest one in the world. What is the future of healthcare in America if we don’t change our current trajectory? Our current path leads to a future where fat, rich insurance companies continue to squeeze service providers and suppliers, where middle class people cannot afford to pay for care, and where the reality of doctors struggling pushes them to seek better opportunities outside of medicine.
The Volkswagen diesel emissions test cheating scandal and its various offshoots have had a far-reaching impact on a wide range of parties. This impact has been financial, environmental, political, and regulatory. The parties affected include car owners, Volkswagen’s leadership team and employees, shareholders, car dealers, government officials, regulatory agencies, the media, the automotive industry, and even the Made-in-Germany brand. To date, Volkswagen has been assessed or agreed to over $24B in fines, penalties, and compensatory payments to car owners. One Volkswagen employee is serving an 18-month jail term in South Korea. Another is awaiting sentencing in the U.S. after a plea bargain arrangement. A third sits in a U.S. jail thousands of miles away from his home in Germany pending his own trial or plea bargain agreement. Five of their colleagues in Germany have been indicted on felony charges by a U.S. grand jury and have been warned not to leave the country.
The world is in turmoil, with each passing day bringing one more reason for us to wonder: What next? This book may not directly answer this question, but does provide understanding of what, where, and why this war against Daesh (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria - ISIS), and Al-Qaeda is occurring.
Dr. Simon Cottee, an academic and senior lecturer in criminology at the University of Kent, England, says many Western leaders don't seem to know what Daesh's and Al-Qaeda's intentions are, or where the groups come from.
In December 2014, Major General Michael K. Nagata, special operations commander for the United States in the Middle East, said he had yet to figure out Daesh's appeal to its followers. He believed it was important to defeat the "idea," not just overcome the enemy militarily.
While a direct remedy of the military strategies to fight this war lies outside the realm of this book, it may assist in understanding these enemies in the context of negating or countering their ideology, especially as it pertains to information that may have flown under the radar for both non-Muslims and Muslims alike.