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Environmental issues, once the benign hobby of the few, have become everybody's urgent concern--progressing from the peaceful vibes of the first Earth Day to the political tumult of the "green possibility." As we surpass the end of the twentieth century and as these issues become more pressing, John Young's tour de force is an especially welcome and timely assessment of the history of the environmental movement--and a call to arms for a new and effective attack on the problems.

Young maintains that only a powerful synthesis of political, economic, and moral ideologies--a unification he terms postenvironmentalism--will move world societies into a relation to the environment that maintains the best democratic values. He describes many of the movements and strategies that have appeared over the last three decades: realos, reds, greens, left and right ecologists, eco-feminists, humanists, and pragmatists. Now even the most radical environmentalists must recognize the reality of questions about equity and poverty, technology and energy, aid and trade between wealthy and impoverished countries, and the validity of the ways people consider them. As the process of trial and error this book describes continues, Young offers--in a thoughtful and undogmatic manner--an alternative perspective that is essential reading for all who care about our world.

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Environmental issues, once the benign hobby of the few, have become everybody's urgent concern. Young maintains that only a powerful synthesis of political, economic, and moral ideologies--a unification he terms postenvironmentalism--will move world societies into a relation to the environment that maintains the best democratic values. Young offers an alternative perspective that is essential reading for all who care about our world.

About the Author

John Young is Professor of History and Director of the Center for Environmental Studies at the University of Adelaide, Australia.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

1. Why We Need A Degraded Environment

2. The Real Garden of Eden

3. The Parable of the Talents

4. Science to the Rescue

5. Small is Beautiful, but Can We Afford It?

6. The Ingredients of Post Environmentalism

7. Finding Common Ground

8. The Politics of a Sustainable Society

Bibliography and References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674858213
Author:
Young, John
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Environmental protection
Subject:
Environmental Studies-General
Subject:
Science -- History.
Copyright:
Publication Date:
19920201
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
235
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 13 oz

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