Seeks to introduce a comparative international perspective into existing research and scholarship on the environmental degradation facing the world community. Focuses on the legacy of colonialism and continued economic crisis in the African continent and shows the environmental problems of Africa to be a recurrent feature of dependency and underdevelopment. Concludes by calling for a global rethinking of the environmental degradation in Africa by challenging the Western world to assume greater responsibility. Also admonishes Africans to re‐examine their value systems which, for centuries, have provided them with the tools for protecting the environment.
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