Green Backlash: Global Subversion of the Environmental Movement

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Psychology Press, 1996 - Science - 476 pages
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This text presents a controversial expose of the rise of the anti-environmental movement in the USA and its rapid spread worldwide. Rowell reveals how extreme violence, threats and international scapegoating and polarization seek to intimidate activists into inactivity and silence over oil company operations in Nigeria, the UK anti-roads movement, Canadian and Australian forestry and European marine resource disputes, Brent Spar and other recent controversies. The tide is turning against environmentalism as the political Right, industry and governments fight back. The backlash is set to get worse as resource wars intensify. But by offering a greater understanding of the challenges and threats facing global environmentalism, this book presents the environmental movement with a chance to reevaluate and change to beat the backlash before it is too late.
 

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Like Paul and Anne Ehrlich in Betrayal of Science and Reason (LJ 10/15/96), Rowell attempts to show that the environmental movement is under attack around the world. In many of the cases documented by ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
THE DEATH OF DEMOCRACY
69
GET ON THE GLOBAL GREEN
100
GreenpeacezMorgan 216
236
3 Boh Brown is dragged from a protest at Farmhouse Creek
255
1 A typical logging camp in Sarawak at Tuhau
265
l Pipelines on farmland at Yorla Ogoni Nigeria
292
2 Ken SaroWiwa addresses the crowd on 3 January 1993
298
1 Shells Brent Spar rig is sprayed with water during Greenpeaces
324
3 Police at the Newhury hypass with faces hlacked out
335
4 Protester heing dragged off site hy a security guard at the
341
l Whale meat at a quayside in Iceland
357
Notes
377
Index
464
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About the author (1996)

Andrew Rowell is a Freelance Environmental Consultant who has researched and written extensively about contemporary environmental issues with Greenpeace and other organisations.

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