Polluted Inheritance

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Book 36
Bridget Williams Books
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The parlous state of our freshwater ecosystems is just one signal that we face a more widespread, and unprecedented, environmental crisis.

New Zealand’s dairy industry is big business. But what are the hidden – and not so hidden – costs of intensive farming? Evidence presented here by ecologist Mike Joy demonstrates that intensive dairy farming has degraded our freshwater rivers, streams and lakes to an alarming degree. This situation, he argues, has arisen primarily through governmental policy that prioritises short-term economic growth over long-term environmental sustainability. This BWB Text is a call to arms, urging New Zealand to change course or risk the wellbeing of future generations.
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About the author

Mike Joy is a Senior Lecturer in Ecology and Environmental Science at the Ecology group, Massey University. He researches and teaches freshwater ecology, especially freshwater fish ecology and distribution, ecological modelling bioassessment and environmental science.
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Publisher
Bridget Williams Books
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Published on
Nov 20, 2015
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Pages
76
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ISBN
9780908321629
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Language
English
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Genres
Political Science / Public Policy / Environmental Policy
Science / Environmental Science
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