longer. A changing world costs large sums to defendthink of the money that went to repair New Orleans, or the trillions it will take to transform our energy systems. Barbara Kingsolver, twenty years ago, with, the End of Nature, Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about global warming. Furthermore, the requirement of extreme efficiency in order to be competitive in the global economy has widened the wealth disparity gap: large and successful corporations in developed nations have the capital, personnel, and image to continue to build their wealth and better their production; small. The Monkey-Wrench Gang, about a motley crew of eco-saboteurs that spawned a radical enviromental movement worldwide. He tours the best responses that are also already here, and these visions of a practical scientific solution are also sketches of a better, richer, more democratic civil society and everyday life. He seeks to reorient us towards what real wealth is, and its something were rapidly losing: a healthy and functioning natural world.
This extensive anthology from the Library of Congress features writing from Henry David Thoreau, John Muir, and contemporaries, such as Michael Pollan and Barbara Kingsolver, as well as a foreword by Al Gore. Which ones would you add to the list? . The book recounts their resistance and Black Elks vision of his people restored. In this classic, Sioux medicine man Black Elk recounts to poet John Neihardt his childhood in the Black Hills and the lives of the native people who lived there and were dispossessed by white settlement. No longer a fad, organic farming, Rodale argues, is necessary for our health and the health of the world we live. Paul Hawkens optimistic history of the environmental movement and his projections of where it will. This collection of writing includes memoir and argument, as well as classic vistas of the natural world that Leopold explored and loved. Rebecca Solnit, author of Paradise Built in Hell and Hope in the Dark. In, deep Economy, Bill McKibben triangulates a range of world problems of disparity of wealth and access among three common factors: capitalism/consumerism, the global economy, and global ecology. The word we use to sum up these virtues is efficiency, and on its altar we have sacrificed a good t the time has come to throw some grit into the works. So here is Bills ecological and sustainable proposal: Im not suggesting an abrupt break with the present, but a patient rebalancing of the scales. Kingsolvers account of growing her familys food and preserving the harvest through pickling and canning.
Al Gores examination of the effects of global climate change, which sparked national debate and contributed to a current wave of environmental consciousness. It documents the lucid, awakening consciousness of a legendary conservationist. Click here to read Dave Gardner's review. But measuring goodness of a system by only these two simply quantifiable values disregards the more qualitative, delicate values affected by the system. But his nonfiction is equally compelling. Alan Weisman, author of, the World Without Us "What I have to say about this book is very simple: Read it, please. This monumental book, probably his greatest, may restore your faith in the future, with us.".