Chapter 8:  Exceeding the Absorptive Limits of the Global Commons

Erosion of the Earth's Protective Shield 213

Gaseous Pollutants Warm Up the Earth 221

Coping with Fossil Fuels 227

Reviving the Nuclear Option 229

Too Many People around the World 233

The Growing Role of Eco-Diplomacy 236

Environmental Negotiations at All Levels 240

International Ecological Security 244