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Gaian Democracies: Redefining Globalisation and People-Power (Schumacher Briefings)
By Roy Madron, John Jopling


Our industrial activities have dangerously destabilized the Gaian system, and if humanity is to avoid disaster, we need to make changes now. In this new Briefing Roy Madron and John Jopling argue that we have no chance of achieving the necessary changes while our democracies exist to serve the "Global Monetocracy," which is engaged in the relentless pursuit of economic growth in order to sustain a global debt-money system for the benefit of the wealthy and powerful.
Gaian Democracies shows how to create a global network of just and sustainable societies that could co-exist symbiotically with Gaia. The authors stress the systems framework on which they have based their proposals and draw on real-world examples such as the Mondragon Cooperatives of Basque Spain, Visa International, the Semco Corporation, and the hundreds of participative budgets initiated by Brazilian


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Florida Weather
by Morton Winsburg

"Weather is a collection of dynamic natural processes and we can explain its characteristics better today than even a decade ago. In this second edition of his popular account of Florida weather, Morton Winsberg provides the latest information on the state's atmospheric phenomena. His expanded coverage includes the El Nino Southern Oscillation; weather extremes and long-term climate change; the rise of urban heat islands; global climatic change and its possible impact on Florida; and an analysis of Hurricane Andrew, the most destructive weather event in the history of the United States." Winsberg explains the forces that control Florida's weather and climate: latitude, altitude, land and water distribution, ocean currents, prevailing winds, storms, and pressure systems. He organizes the book around seasons and reports seasonal variations throughout the state, with generous maps, photographs, diagrams, and charts. He also offers advice on dealing with the weather hazards associated with each season, such as lightning, tornadoes, hurricanes, droughts, and freezes. A weather planner for outdoor activities gives probable temperatures and rain chance throughout the year for a range of geographic locations in Florida.

 


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Making Peace with the Earth
by Vandana Shiva


In this compelling and rigorously documented exposition, Vandana Shiva demolishes the myths propagated by corporate globalisation in its pursuit of profit and power and shows its devastating environmental impact. Shiva argues that consumerism lubricates the war against the earth and that corporate control violates all ethical and ecological limits. She takes the reader on a journey through the world's devastated eco-landscape, one of genetic engineering, industrial development and land-grabs in Africa, Asia and South America. She concludes that exploitation of this order is incurring an ecological and economic debt that is unsustainable. Making Peace with the Earth outlines how a paradigm shift to earth-centred politics and economics is our only chance of survival and how collective resistance to corporate exploitation can open the way to a new environmentalism.


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