This book will change the way we understand the future of our planet. It is both alarming and hopeful. James Gustave Speth, renowned as a visionary environmentalist leader, warns that in spite of all the international negotiations and agreements of the past two decades, efforts to protect Earth’s environment are not succeeding. Still, he says, the challenges are not insurmountable. He offers compr...
Series: Yale Nota Bene
Paperback: 329 pages
Publisher: Yale University Press; 2 edition (March 11, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 4.8 x 0.2 x 7.8 inches
Amazon Rank: 1098928
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Speth's book is one of the best books about the environment, and after a year of being out there should now be treated as a standard for the solutions it provides. The strongest point to this book, to my way of thinking, is the "eightfold way," the e...
iable new strategies for dealing with environmental threats around the world.The author explains why current approaches to critical global environmental problems―climate change, biodiversity loss, deterioration of marine environments, deforestation, water shortages, and others―don’t work. He offers intriguing insights into why we have been able to address domestic environmental threats with some success while largely failing at the international level. Setting forth eight specific steps to a sustainable future, Speth convincingly argues that dramatically different government and citizen action are now urgent. If ever a book could be described as “essential,” this is it.