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According to G繹ssling (human ecology, Lund U., Sweden): "For most players in tourism...energy and emissions remain issues of little interest and value: high energy use is even, in some businesses, seen as a sign of quality and potency, while climate change remains disregarded as a concept abstract in time and space." He argues strongly for change--quickly--and hopes that a new generation of business graduates entering the work force will have an altered viewpoint and that they will make changes before it's too late. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the complex subject of carbon management for students, academics, and stakeholders in tourism--offering plenty of data regarding climate change itself, trends in emissions from tourism, and reasons for emission growth in tourism. Incorporating studies of 33 successful cases, the author argues for mitigation and looks at systemic considerations, restructuring, technology, management, education, behavioral change, politics, and innovation. Annotation 穢2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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