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The Resource Apocalypse never : why environmental alarmism hurts us all, Michael Shellenberger

Apocalypse never : why environmental alarmism hurts us all, Michael Shellenberger

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Apocalypse never : why environmental alarmism hurts us all
Title
Apocalypse never
Title remainder
why environmental alarmism hurts us all
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Michael Shellenberger
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Language
eng
Summary
Environmental expert Michael Shellenberger unleashes a scientific, factbased broadside against ecoalarmism and the excesses of the New Left, arguing that climate change isn't a 30year problem, but a 300 year problem. Michael Shellenberger has been fighting for a greener planet for decades. He helped save the world's last unprotected redwoods. He cocreated the predecessor to today's Green New Deal. And he led a successful effort by climate scientists and activists to keep nuclear plants operating, preventing a spike of emissions. But in 2019, as some claimed "billions of people are going to die," contributing to rising anxiety, including among adolescents, Shellenberger decided that, as a lifelong environmental activist, leading energy expert, and father of a teenage daughter, he needed to speak out to separate science from fiction. Despite decades of news media attention, many remain ignorant of basic facts. Carbon emissions peaked and have been declining in most developed nations for over a decade. Deaths from extreme weather, even in poor nations, declined 80 percent over the last four decades. And the risk of Earth warming to very high temperatures is increasingly unlikely thanks to slowing population growth and abundant natural gas. Curiously, the people who are the most alarmist about the problems also tend to oppose the obvious solutions. What's really behind the rise of apocalyptic environmentalism? There are powerful financial interests. There are desires for status and power. But most of all there is a desire among supposedly secular people for transcendence. This spiritual impulse can be natural and healthy. But in preaching fear without love, and guilt without redemption, the new religion is failing to satisfy our deepest psychological and existential needs
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Shellenberger, Michael
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Environmentalism
  • Green movement
  • Nature
  • Anti-environmentalism
  • Human ecology
Target audience
adult
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Apocalypse never : why environmental alarmism hurts us all, Michael Shellenberger
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-393) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
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  • rdacontent
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Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 413 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780063074767
Isbn Type
(paperback)
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
Label
Apocalypse never : why environmental alarmism hurts us all, Michael Shellenberger
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-393) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 413 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780063074767
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)

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