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Green Backlash: Global Subversion of the Environment Movementby Andrew Rowell
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The tide is now turning against the environmental movement as the political right, affluent industries, and cash-strapped governments are fighting back. Green Backlash is a controversial expose of the anti-environmental movement which is now gathering steam around the globe.
More than an analysis, Green Backlash is an insider's account of this controversial struggle over the future of the earth and its precious resources, revealing in gross detail to what great lengths corporations will go to serve and to protect their own interests. Tracing the rise of the backlash movement from the Wise Use proponents and growth in the United States, the author reveals its increasing popularity and rapid spread worldwide through the anti-roads movement in the United Kingdom, the scathing forestry debates in Canada and Australia, and the heated conflicts over marine resources in Europe and South East Asia.
Revealing how violence, physical and legal threats, and international scapegoating and polarization have suppressed activism throughout the world, the author draws on interviews with leading environmentalists and researchers to track right wing and corporate activity.
As the resource wars intensify the backlash is set to get worse. This book offers a greater understanding of the challenges and threats facing global environmentalism, and urges the reader to re-evaluate the environmental movement in light of the power struggle currently underway.
The tide is turning against environmentalism as the political right, industry and governments fight back.
Green Backlash is a controversial expose of the anti-environmental movement. Tracing the rise of the backlash from the Wise Use movement in the USA, the author reveals its rapid spread worldwide: the anti-roads movement in the UK, forestry debates in Canada and Australia, marine resource issues in Europe, South-East Asia, and controversies such as the Brent Spar.
The backlash is set to get worse as the resource wars intensify. This book offers a greater understanding of the challenges and threats facing global environmentalism, concluding that the environmental movement now has a chance to re-evaluate and change for the better to beat the backlash - a chance that must not be missed.
The tide is turning against environmentalism as the political Right, industry and governments fight back. Green Backlash is a controversial expose of anti-environmentalism, tracing its rise in the USA and its rapid global spread.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -463) and index.
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