Monday, 9 August 2010

CFR - Slideshow: Environmental Disasters

The Council on Foreign Relations has today published an evocative slideshow (with rich textual annotation) of 'iconic' environmental disasters from around the globe:

The website provides a convenient introduction to this useful resource:
The Gulf of Mexico oil spill involving Britain's BP marks the latest instance of an industrial disaster pitting companies from one country against citizens and governments of another. This slideshow provides a chronology of ten major instances in which multinational corporations were involved in industrial incidents, and their legal and regulatory aftermath.
Well worth reading as background to studies of the Environment as a Global Political Issue (Unit 4)...

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