Red Sky at Morning: America and the Crisis of the Global Environment

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Yale University Press, 2004 - Science - 299 pages
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This book will change the way we understand the future of our planet. It is both alarming and hopeful. James Gustave Speth, renowned as a visionary environmentalist leader, warns that in spite of all the international negotiations and agreements of the past two decades, efforts to protect Earth's environment are not succeeding. Still, he says, the challenges are not insurmountable. He offers comprehensive, viable new strategies for dealing with environmental threats around the world. The author explains why current approaches to critical global environmental problems - climate change, biodiversity loss, deterioration of marine environments, deforestation, water shortages, and others - don't work. He offers intriguing insights into why we have been able to address domestic environmental threats with some success while largely failing at the international level. Setting forth eight specific steps to a sustainable future, Speth convincingly argues that dramatically different government and citizen action are now urgent. If ever a book could be described as essential, this is it.

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Review: Red Sky at Morning: America and the Crisis of the Global Environment

User Review  - Richard - Goodreads

This is great because it's a scathing, critical insight into the failure of global environmental stewardship, written by a high-level insider. Speth served as environmental advisor to a couple of ... Read full review

Review: Red Sky at Morning: America and the Crisis of the Global Environment

User Review  - Nicole McCann - Goodreads

very comprehensive. speth starts out by assessing our global environmental issues, explains how the developed and developing world is affected, talks about how the world responded initially, describes ... Read full review


Environmental Challenges Go Global
Part Two And the World Responds
Part Three Facing Up to Underlying Causes
Part Four The Transition to Sustainability
Resources for Citizens
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James Gustave Speth, a distinguished leader and founder of environmental institutions over the past four decades, is dean of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University. He was awarded Japan's Blue Planet Prize for "a lifetime of creative and visionary leadership in the search for science-based solutions to global environmental problems." He lives in New Haven, CT.

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