To Cook a Continent

To Cook a Continent

Destructive Extraction and the Climate Crisis in Africa



   

People in Africa argue that natural resources are a blessing; it is the way these are plundered and used that can turn them into a curse. The continent has plenty of experience of such plunder. Rich in resources, Africa is a net supplier of energy and raw materials to the North.

The climate crisis confronting the world today is rooted mainly in the wealthy economies' abuse of fossil fuels, indigenous forests and global commercial agriculture. But, without agreement about how to tackle this reality, the question often becomes what can be done about Africa. Or, sometimes, for Africa. This book looks at what has been done to Africa and how Africans should respond for the good of all.

Bassey examines the oil industry in Africa, probes the roots of global warming, warns of its insidious impacts and explores false 'solutions'. Crucially, his intelligent and wide-ranging approach demonstrates that the issues around natural resource exploitation, corporate profiteering and climate change must be considered together if we are to save ourselves. What can Africa do? And can the rest of the world act in solidarity? If not, will we continue on the path laid out by elites that brings us ever closer to the brink? Many live in denial even as ecological and social disasters increase, but this is not inevitable and Bassey suggests how Africa can overcome the crises of environment and global warming.

If you're an African non-governmental organisation of limited funds, please email info@pambazukapress.org to arrange a complimentary copy of this ebook (Adobe PDF).

Title To Cook a Continent
Subtitle Destructive Extraction and the Climate Crisis in Africa
Author Nnimmo Bassey
BISAC Subject Heading NAT011000 NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection
POL023000 POLITICAL SCIENCE / Economic Conditions
POL011000 POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations
BIC Subject Heading KCL International economics
RNP Pollution & threats to the environment
JPSL Geopolitics
Audience Activists, campaigners, NGO-workers, academics, journalists, commentators
Credit Fahamu Ltd
Title First Published 04 April 2012
Includes Index
 
Format Paperback
Nb of pages VI - 182 p. Index .
ISBN-10 1-906387-53-2
ISBN-13 978-1-906387-53-2
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9781906387532
Publication Date 04 April 2012
Main content page count 182
Front matter page count (Roman) 6
Weight 327 gr
List Price £14.95
 
Format Multi-item Pack
Nb of pages Index .
Reference no. BUNPDF9781906387532
Weight 327 gr
List Price £26.90
 
Format PDF
Nb of pages VI - 182 p. Index .
ISBN-10 1-906387-54-0
ISBN-13 978-1-906387-54-9
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9781906387549
Publication Date 04 April 2012
Main content page count 182
Front matter page count (Roman) 6
List Price £11.95
 

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