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Part C - Emerging issues

Part C analyses some newly emerging and large‑scale products, technologies and trends, which potentially offer many benefits but also potentially much harm to people and ecosystems and thereby ultimately economic development.

Late lessons from early warnings II - Part CCases addressed include the Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear accidents; genetically modified agricultural crops and agroecology; the growing threat of invasive alien species; mobile phones and the risk of brain tumours; and nanotechnologies. There is often little science, and very little direct hindsight, to assist in the management of these emerging technologies but the lessons from the historical case studies need to be applied if hazards are to be avoided.

Part C - Emerging issues contains the following chapters:

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