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Eco Modernization

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One useful source of ideas for addressing climate change is Global Green Shift, by John Mathews (2017). In Chapter 1 of this book, Mathews elaborates the green shift idea by discussing ecomodernization strategies, stating that these strategies are leading to “the greatest transformation of our global industrial system [ever]” (p. 18). According to Mathews, what is ecomodernization? How does his concept compare with that advanced by Shellenberger and Nordhaus in their Ecomodernist Manifesto [see Nijhuis (2015), The New Yorker]? Which of the following technical systems best illustrates the ecomodernist thesis: Asian Super Grid; Cisco Systems’ Telepresence; or Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay? Why? Briefly describe the system you chose and explain why it is a good illustration of ecomodernism (6 Points).


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According to Mathew, eco modernization is the process where countries and their cities
consciously adopt ways that lead them to be a green nation. That is, in the process of
urbanization they have chosen to adopt other production processes away from using fossil fuels.
They have taken ways that help them maintain the environment pollution free, seeking
alternative methods of food production; using energy that is more natural than gas related.
Countries such as China and India according to the book have taken the lead in the adoption
these practices, shiftin...

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