Whole Earth Discipline
The green movement used to protect the earth from mankind; now they need to protect mankind from the earth. In Whole Earth Discipline, Stewart Brand argues that in order to do this, they urgently need to abandon much conventional environmental wisdom, and embrace new science and engineering. Cities are actually greener than the countryside, he argues, and urbanization should be encouraged; we must invest massively in nuclear energy; and genetic engineering has the potential to stimulate a second 'Green Revolution'. Combining rigorous thinking and blazing advocacy, this is a powerful and persuasive challenge, and a wake-up call to everyone who cares about the future of our Earth.
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Review: Whole Earth Discipline: Why Dense Cities, Nuclear Power, Transgenic Crops, RestoredWildlands, and Geoengineering Are NecessaryUser Review - Sharjeel Aziz - Goodreads
One of my favorite books. You would find a wealth of well researched ideas on environment and our future. Read full review
Review: Whole Earth Discipline: Why Dense Cities, Nuclear Power, Transgenic Crops, RestoredWildlands, and Geoengineering Are NecessaryUser Review - Greg - Goodreads
Strong counterpoint to many environmentalists who assert that solutions to climate change must not involve nuclear power and GMOs. I don't believe that Brand was completely forthcoming about the dangers of GMOs, but he made some good points about their strengths. Read full review