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Apocalypse Never - Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All (Hardcover): Michael Shellenberger Apocalypse Never - Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All (Hardcover)
Michael Shellenberger
R436 Discovery Miles 4 360 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Now a National Bestseller! Climate change is real but it's not the end of the world. It is not even our most serious environmental problem. Michael Shellenberger has been fighting for a greener planet for decades. He helped save the world's last unprotected redwoods. He co-created 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.

Fighting for the Soul of Brazil (Paperback, New): Kevin Danaher, Michael Shellenberger Fighting for the Soul of Brazil (Paperback, New)
Kevin Danaher, Michael Shellenberger; Edited by Michael Shellenberger
R313 Discovery Miles 3 130 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Diverse collection of articles includes eyewitness reports, interviews, and political and economic analyses dealing with the 1994 elections, the impeachment of President Collor, the subculture of abandoned street children, changes in Amazonia, and popular protest--Handbook of Latin American Studie

Break Through - Why We Can't Leave Saving the Planet to Environmentalists (Paperback): Michael Shellenberger, Ted Nordhaus Break Through - Why We Can't Leave Saving the Planet to Environmentalists (Paperback)
Michael Shellenberger, Ted Nordhaus
R402 R353 Discovery Miles 3 530 Save R49 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Current tactics can't solve today's complex global crises. The "bad boys of environmentalism" call for a bold and empowering new vision Environmental insiders Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus triggered a firestorm of controversy with their self-published essay "The Death of Environmentalism," which argued that environmentalism cannot deal with global warming and should die so that a new politics can be born. Global warming is far more complex than past pollution problems, and American values have changed dramatically since the movement's greatest victories in the 1960s, but environmentalists keep fighting the same old battles. Seeing a connection between the failures of environmentalism and the failures of the entire left-leaning political agenda, the authors point the way toward an aspirational politics that will resonate with modern American values and be capable of tackling our most pressing challenges. In this eagerly awaited follow-up to the original essay, the authors give us an expansive and eloquent manifesto for political change. What Americans really want, and what could serve as the basis for a new politics, is a vision capable of inspiring us to greatness. Making the case for abandoning old categories (nature/market, left/right), the authors articulate a pragmatism fit for our times that has already found champions in such prominent figures as Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. This book will hit the same nerve as What's the Matter with Kansas and Don't Think of an Elephant. But its analysis will reshape American politics for decades to come.

Break Through - From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility (MP3 format, CD, Library): Ted Nordhaus,... Break Through - From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility (MP3 format, CD, Library)
Ted Nordhaus, Michael Shellenberger; Read by Jeff Cummings
R567 R514 Discovery Miles 5 140 Save R53 (9%) Out of stock

In this eagerly awaited follow-up to the original essay, The Death of Environmentalism, the authors deepen their argument to give listeners an expansive and eloquent manifesto for political change. Unabridged. 1 MP3 CD.

Apocalypse Never - Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All (Standard format, CD, Library Edition): Michael Shellenberger Apocalypse Never - Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All (Standard format, CD, Library Edition)
Michael Shellenberger; Read by Stephen Graybill
R1,157 R817 Discovery Miles 8 170 Save R340 (29%) Out of stock
Apocalypse Never - Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All (MP3 format, CD): Michael Shellenberger Apocalypse Never - Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All (MP3 format, CD)
Michael Shellenberger; Read by Stephen Graybill
R748 R532 Discovery Miles 5 320 Save R216 (29%) Out of stock
Apocalypse Never - Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All (Standard format, CD): Michael Shellenberger Apocalypse Never - Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All (Standard format, CD)
Michael Shellenberger; Read by Stephen Graybill
R777 R562 Discovery Miles 5 620 Save R215 (28%) Out of stock
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