Advertising Is a "Serious Health Threat"—to the Environment

Authors

  • Michael Löwy

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-061-08-2010-01_2

Keywords:

Political Economy

Abstract

Climate change has brought the global environmental crisis to its crux. The primary point that must be noted is that the pace of climate change is accelerating much more rapidly than had been forecast. Accumulation of carbon dioxide, rising temperatures, melting of the polar ice caps and of the "eternal snows," droughts, floods: all are speeding up and previous scientific analyses, the ink scarcely dry, turn out to have been too optimistic. More and more, in projections for the next one, two, or three decades, the highest estimates are becoming accepted minima. And to that must be added the all-too-little-studied amplifying factors that today pose the risk of a qualitative leap in the greenhouse effect leading to runaway global warming.

Published

2010-01-02

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