Globalism and Regionalism: Edge Futures series

Globalism and Regionalism: Edge Futures series
Library Shelf Location 10a.PORR
Publication Date 2008

Edge Futures are a series of five books that explore the impact that climate change will have on different aspects of our lives in the future. They are available to order as individual titles or as a complete set. By the year 2025, the climate will have changed irrevocably, mainly as a result of greenhouse gas emissions. The temperature is predicted to be, on average, half a degree warmer and will fluctuate to a greater extent. Rainfall will have reduced but will also become more extreme. Resources such as energy, water and food imports will be in shorter supply and transport will be constrained; partly as a result of climate change but also due to regulations aimed at preventing global warming. In a series of important and timely books, The Edge Group explore the impact these changes will have on our lives in the future. Globalism and Regionalism considers the impact that dwindling resources and restricted travel will have on global competitiveness and regional identity. Competition between countries is likely to increase. Whilst this may lead to conflict it could also facilitate greater creativity. This in turn will put a premium on technological advancement and on our ability to respond rapidly to change. Simultaneously, regionalism will develop and localities could become more distinctive and potentially aggressive.

ISBN 9781906155148
Quantity 1
Pages 48
Author Jonathon Porritt
Format Paperback
Publisher Black Dog Publishing, London
Category Contemporary Cultural Studies
Keywords Cities, Community, Globalisation, Society, Sustainability, Travel, Social issues
Language English

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