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The Global Demand for Energy Undoes Sustainable Economic Development : A Critique of Sachs

Authors(1) :-Jan-Erik Lane

There is cause for a kind of Malthusian pessimism about the future of our planet. The energy-emissions conundrum may make Mother Earth inhabitable during the 21rst century, as global warming is conducive to a reduction in work effort by mean and women, less food, deforestation, desertification and the acidification of oceans and lakes. Droughts come before water shortages. The UNCCC with its many meetings, now the COP22, is bound to fail to halt climate change, because several governments will renege, like the US, and CO2:s. international governance is weak, lacking adequate fund for its promised Super Fund, paying for a gigantic energy transformation in the Third World.
Jan-Erik Lane
GHG:s and CO2:s, the COP21 objectives: Goal I, Goal II, Goal III. Energy, energy link with GDP and GHG:s or CO2:s, Sachs, CO2

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Publication Details
  Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 6 | November-December 2016
  Date of Publication : 2016-12-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 266-282
Manuscript Number : IJSRST162621
Publisher : Technoscience Academy
PRINT ISSN : 2395-6011
ONLINE ISSN : 2395-602X
Cite This Article :
Jan-Erik Lane, "The Global Demand for Energy Undoes Sustainable Economic Development : A Critique of Sachs", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 2, Issue 6 , pp.266-282, November-December-2016
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