Plundering Paradise: The Struggle for the Environment in the Philippines
This gripping portrait of environmental politics chronicles the devastating destruction of the Philippine countryside and reveals how ordinary men and women are fighting back. Traveling through a land of lush rainforests, the authors have recorded the experiences of the people whose livelihoods are disappearing along with their country's natural resources. The result is an inspiring, informative account of how peasants, fishers, and other laborers have united to halt the plunder and to improve their lives.These people do not debate global warming they know that their very lives depend on the land and oceans, so they block logging trucks, protest open-pit mining, and replant trees. In a country where nearly two-thirds of the children are impoverished, the reclaiming of natural resources is offering young people hope for a future. "Plundering Paradise" is essential reading for anyone interested in development, the global environment, and political life in the Third World."
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Review: Plundering Paradise: The Struggle for the Environment in the PhilippinesUser Review - Domenico Composto-Hart - Goodreads
An excellent work with real world insight and solutions for 21st century political, economic, social, and environmental problems that have existed, continue to exist, and will come. I first read this ... Read full review
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