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Environmental Issues in India by Mahesh Rangarajan

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ENVIRONMENTALISM AND POLITICAL ECONOMY

Dunu Roy

In tracing the journey of ideas, some landmarks stand out. In the sphere of what has come to be known as the ‘green’ discourse, one of the early markers of the impact of developmental products on nature was Rachel Carson's 1962 classic, Silent Spring. Ten years later, the Club of Rome's Limits to Growth sparked off a debate on whether these impacts would constrain development. The year 1972 was also the time when Barbara Ward and Rene Dubos wrote Only One Earth, which explored the nature of the constraints on development. It served as background material for the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment. In 1982, Erik Eckholm came out with Down to Earth, a review of the efforts to protect ...

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