By John C. Ayers

This ebook provides an earth science-based evaluation of the demanding situations to sustainability. It presents a close examine of weather swap, in addition to strength, foodstuff, and water safeguard throughout diversified areas. the writer uncovers the issues because of present social and environmental practices, and gives capability suggestions. targeting platforms concept, footprint research, threat, and resilience, many examples are given of ways to take advantage of assets sustainably, in particular universal pool assets corresponding to the ambience, oceans, and groundwater. The ebook develops its principles from an array of useful case reviews, centering on communal pursuits and shared responsibilities.

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