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The appropriation of ecological space; agrofuels, unequal exchange and environmental load displacements.

9780415858342

The appropriation of ecological space; agrofuels, unequal exchange and environmental load displacements.

Hermele, Kenneth.

Routledge

2014

158 pages

$130.00

Hardcover

Routledge studies in ecological economics; 31

HD111

He was at the right place at the wrong time, but his time may come again. Malthus predicted a correlation between increases in the population and agricultural growth, but he did not consider the contributions of fossil fuels in the mix. As the era of overwhelming contributions by fossil fuels wanes, Mathus's predictions rise up again. Hermele (human ecology, U. of Lund, Sweden and U. of Gothenburg, Sweden) argues Malthus's case for the future in terms of land use and agrofuels, ecologically unequal exchange, and environmental load displacements. He examines the importance of land, land-use scenarios for agrofuels (and nine billion people), regulating land use for agrofuels (in the case of Brazil), framing the unequal exchange, weak and strong measures of the interface between nature and the economy, measures and interpretations of ecologically unequal exchange, obvious and obscure displacements, and the argument about the return to the land, revisited.

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