A Moment on the Earth: The Coming Age of Environmental Optimism
Heralding the next wave of environmental concerns, Easterbrook has written a powerful book charting a surprising and fundamental shift toward the positive in environmental events. He shows us how to view abuses from nature's own resilient perspective, and how we must work with nature in our present moment on the Earth to create a nobler future for humankind.
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Heat Wave, No Smog The introduction to this book cites the significant jump in air
-quality figures during 1991 and 1992 and how little attention these statistics
received, since they failed to reinforce prevailing notions of ecological despair.
When I asked several Washington environmentalists what they made of the 1991
and 1992 numbers, each called the figures meaningless because the summers
of 1991 and 1992 were mild. Smog forms when pollutants react photochemically
After the South Coast Air Quality Management District startled Los Angeles with
its plan to go so far as to regulate lighter fluid, infuriating the political right, the
SCAQMD then infuriated the political left by announcing a system of smog-permit
trading. Previously the SCAQMD had dictated to companies technical specifics:
the cumbersome exercise of process controls. Now, the district declared,
companies would be governed by performance standards, simply given
reduction targets and ...
Daddy, What Was Smog? Shortly after the new Clean Air Act passed the National
Academy of Sciences released a dispirited study that concluded, "Despite the
major regulatory programs of the past 20 years, efforts to attain the national
ambient air quality standard for ozone largely have failed." Taking this into
account, the states and cities that implement air pollution directives were told to
expect the situation to grow much worse. Instead smog numbers began declining
. "When you ...
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A MOMENT ON THE EARTH: Why Nature Needs UsUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Nature is not the wimp that environmentalists would have us suppose, and hysterics regarding the state of the planet will only undercut the advances made over the last 25 years, claims Easterbrook in ... Read full review
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A contributing editor to Newsweek and The Atlantic, Easterbrook offers a new approach to environmental thinking characterized by confidence in the ability of human reason and technology to work with ... Read full review
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