Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto

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Atlantic Books, 2010 - Biotechnology - 325 pages
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Three profound transformations are under way on Earth: climate change, urbanization and biotechnology.  Climate change is finally pushing us towards recognizing the need to manage the planet as a whole.  With half the world's population now living in cities - a figure that is rising fast - urbanization is altering profoundly humanity's land impact and wealth.  And biotechnology is becoming the world's leading engineering tool.
In response to these seismic changes - and the challenges they create - Brand argues that the environmental movement must reverse some of its long-held opinions, and embrace tools and disciplines that it has traditinally distrusted - such as science and engineering - in order to forestall the catacysmic deteriouration of the earth's resouces.

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Review: Whole Earth Discipline: Why Dense Cities, Nuclear Power, Transgenic Crops, RestoredWildlands, and Geoeng ineering Are Necessary

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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

Review: Whole Earth Discipline: Why Dense Cities, Nuclear Power, Transgenic Crops, RestoredWildlands, and Geoeng ineering Are Necessary

User 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

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