Red Sky at Morning

Author: James Gustave Speth
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ISBN: 9781439566848
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In this powerful book, a renowned environmental leader warns that despite all the international negotiations of the past two decades, efforts to protect Earth's environment are not succeeding. He explains why this is so and presents eight specific steps that governments and citizens can take to achieve a sustainable future. For this new paperback edition the author has added an Afterword that brings the narrative up to date.

Red Sky at Morning

Author: James Gustave Speth
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"Explains why current approaches to global environmental problems ... don't work now and won't work in the future ... Argues that dramatically different and far-reaching actions by citizens and governments are now urgent"--Jacket.

Red Sky at Morning

Author: James Gustave Speth
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ISBN: 9780300107760
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"Explains why current approaches to global environmental problems ... don't work now and won't work in the future ... Argues that dramatically different and far-reaching actions by citizens and governments are now urgent"--Jacket.

Global Environmental Challenges

Author: James Gustave Speth
Publisher: Orient Blackswan
ISBN: 9788125027409
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This book will change the way we understand the future of our planet. It is both alarming and hopeful. James Gustave Spetch, renowned as a visionary environmentalist leader, warns that in spite of all the international negotiations and agreements of the past two decades, efforts to protect Earth's environment are not succeeding. Still, he says, the challenges are not insurmountable. He offers environmental threats around the world. The author explains why current approaches to critical global environmental problems Climate change, biodiversity loss, deterioration of marine environments, deforestation, water shortages, and others don't work now and won't work in the future. He provides a stinging critique of the failure of U.S. leadership and offers intriguing insights into why the U.S. has been able to address domestic environmental threats with some success while largely failing at the international level. Setting forth eight specific steps to a sustainable future, Speth convincingly argues that dramatically different and far-reaching actions by citizens and governments are now urgent. If ever a book could be described as essential , this is it.

Red Sky at Morning

Author: James Gustave Speth
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ISBN: 9780300107760
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"Explains why current approaches to global environmental problems ... don't work now and won't work in the future ... Argues that dramatically different and far-reaching actions by citizens and governments are now urgent"--Jacket.

The Bridge at the Edge of the World

Author: James Gustave Speth
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300151152
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Presents an analysis of modern capitalism and its impact on the global environmental crises, and discusses how the transformation of current economic and political systems can lead to environmental sustainability.

Red Sky at Morning

Author: Richard Bradford
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062345494
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The classic coming-of-age story set during World War II about the enduring spirit of youth and the values in life that count.

Taking Back Eden

Author: Oliver A. Houck
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781610911504
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Taking Back Eden is the gripping tale of an idea—that ordinary people have the right to go to court to defend their environment—told through the stories of lawsuits brought in eight countries around the world. Starting in the United States in the l960’s, this idea is now traveling the planet, with impacts not just on imperiled environments but on systems of justice and democracy. It has brought people back into the question of governing the quality of their lives. Author Oliver Houck describes the sites under contention in their place and time, the people who rose up, their lawyers, strategies, obstacles, setbacks and victories. Written for general readers, students, and lawyers alike, Taking Back Eden tells the stories of a lone fisherman intent on protecting the Hudson River, a Philippine lawyer boarding illegal logging ships from the air, the Cree Indian Nation battling for its hunting grounds, and a civil rights attorney who set out to save the Taj Mahal. The cases turn on Shinto and Hindu religions, dictatorships in Greece and Chile, regime changes in Russia, and on a remarkable set of judges who saw a crisis and stepped up to meet it in similar ways. Spontaneously, without communication among each other, their protagonists created a new brand of law and hope for a more sustainable world.

Angels by the River

Author: James Gustave Speth
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603585850
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Angels by the River follows James Gustave Speth's unlikely path—from a Southern boyhood to his career as an influential mainstream environmentalist to his current system-changing activism. In this compelling memoir, Speth explores the issues, and realities, that have shaped the nation since the 1950s, and that turned an “ultimate insider” into someone willing to be arrested in front of the White House. Born and raised in a town where both the best and worst of the South shone through—a town that eventually became the scene of South Carolina's horrific Orangeburg Massacre—Speth explores how the civil rights movement and the South's agrarian roots influenced his academic career at Yale and later work in the heyday of the environmental movement, when he helped launch two landmark and influential environmental groups—the Natural Resources Defense Council and the World Resources Institute—advise the White House on climate and other emerging issues, and lead the UN's development efforts around the globe. Speth fought to create and uphold the nation's toughest environmental laws, but now believes a new environmentalism is needed to confront today's challenges. The advancing climate crisis cannot be addressed, he warns, as long as we remain fixated on endless growth and consumption, corporate profits, increasing the incomes of the well-to-do, neglecting those just getting by, and helping abroad only modestly. An American tale, in all its complexity, Speth's memoir is an inspiration—especially for readers contemplating how to make a difference in an increasingly complex world.