Table of contents for The influence of affluence on the environment / Norman Myers and Jennifer Kent.


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Contents
Preface
Chapter I: WHO ARE THE NEW CONSUMERS? 				
 Definition of the new consumers
 Emergence of the new consumers
 The 20 new consumer countries
 The special case of China
 Over-consumption and sustainable consumption
 Appendix: GNI and its shortcomings
Chapter II: CARS: DRIVING US BACKWARDS
 Car numbers
 Environmental problems
 The cars phenomenon in developed countries
 A better road ahead
 Conclusion
Chapter III: MEAT: JUICY STEAKS AND HIDDEN COSTS		
 Concealed costs of the meat economy
 The grain connection
 The water connection
 The future outlook
 The carnivorous culture
Chapter IV: FURTHER RESOURCE LINKAGES: 				
HOUSEHOLD ELECTRICITY, ECO-FOOTPRINTS AND HUMAN NUMBERS
	Household electricity
 Ecological footprints
 Population
Chapter V: CHINA: A GIANT AWAKE AND ROARING			
 The new consumers
 The new consumers' future
 Meat
 Cars
 Household electricity
 Environmental impacts
 The big picture
	
Chapter VI: INDIA: THE SECOND "BIGGIE"				
 India's new consumers
 Meat
 Cars
 Environmental problems
 Conclusion
Chapter VII: THE BIG PICTURE						
 Asia: Saudi Arabia
 Africa: South Africa
 Latin America: Brazil, Mexico
 Eastern Europe: Russia
 Five economic superpowers
 The new consumers, present and future
	Globalization
 HIV/AIDS and other diseases
 The have-nots
 Conclusion
Chapter VIII: SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION: WHAT'S THAT AND
 WHERE DO WE FIND IT?							
	The drivers of consumption
 Eco-technologies: an imperative
 Conclusion
Chapter IX: SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION: HOW TO GET FROM HERE TO THERE		Making a personal difference
 The Auroville experiment
 The biggest question
 Beyond today's consumption
 
Appendix A
Appendix B
 
Notes
 
Index
 Table I.1 The world's 20 largest economies in 2002
 Table I.2 The new consumers in 2000
 Table II.1 The new consumers' cars in 1990 and 2000
 Table III.1 Meat and grain in 2000
 Table III.2 Grain and meat demand 1997-2020
 Table IV.1 CO2 emissions in 2000
 Table IV.2 Ecological footprints
 Table IV.3 Population
	Table VII.1 Five economic superpowers
	Table VII.2 The new consumers and the economy in 2000 and 2010
	Table VII.3 TVs and personal computers in 2000
	Figure I.1 Income distribution, late 1990s




Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Economic development Environmental aspects, Consumption (Economics) Environmental aspects, Sustainable development, Environmental responsibility