A Moment on the Earth: The Coming Age of Environmental Optimism

A Moment on the Earth The Coming Age of Environmental Optimism Greg Easterbrook s A Moment on the Earth proclaims a revolution in environmental thinking Instead of the dogged pessimism of the past the author charts a new course towards the positive in environmen

  • Title: A Moment on the Earth: The Coming Age of Environmental Optimism
  • Author: Gregg Easterbrook
  • ISBN: 9780140154511
  • Page: 194
  • Format: Paperback
  • Greg Easterbrook s A Moment on the Earth proclaims a revolution in environmental thinking Instead of the dogged pessimism of the past, the author charts a new course towards the positive in environmental events.One of the most striking features of A Moment on the Earth is Easterbrook s sense that nature s perspective is the essential ingredient missing from modern envGreg Easterbrook s A Moment on the Earth proclaims a revolution in environmental thinking Instead of the dogged pessimism of the past, the author charts a new course towards the positive in environmental events.One of the most striking features of A Moment on the Earth is Easterbrook s sense that nature s perspective is the essential ingredient missing from modern environmental thought In the first section of the book Easterbrook draws upon biology, geology, and environmental theory to show how the flow of life appears from nature s point of view.Part Two of the book analyzes, persuasive detail, every major environmental issue of our time from energy, forests, and population, to radiation, toxic waste, and water separating Those environmental alarms that have been genuine from those that have been exaggerated.

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    About "Gregg Easterbrook"

    1. Gregg Easterbrook

      I was born in Buffalo, New York and have lived there plus Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Colorado, Pakistan and Washington, D.C My wife is a State Department official, which accounts for the globe trotting currently she is the 2 officer of this state j tip Personal globe trotting includes time in Ecuador as Fulbright fellow We have three children, boys born in 1989 and 1995 and a girl born in 1990.I ve published three literary novels and five nonfiction books, with a sixth nonfiction book coming September 2013 The nonfiction is all over the map economics, theology, psychological, environmental policy If I had my writing career to do over again, I suppose I would have focused on a single genre, which makes commercial success likely Then again, I ve always written about whatever was on my mind, and feel fortunate to have had that opportunity.I am proud of my novels, which have gotten great reviews but not otherwise been noticed by the world I hope someday that will change.All my adult life, I have been associated with The Atlantic Monthly as a staff writer, national correspondent or contributing editor No publication can match it for quality and depth, though even I sometimes write letters to the editor complaining about articles As a paid hobby, I write the Tuesday Morning Quarterback column for ESPN In years past, my wife and I would argue about autumn Sundays, because I wanted to watch football while she wanted to take the kids to cultural events or on outings to parks can you imagine these misplaced priorities Starting a football column gave me a reason to say, I have a professional obligation to watch the NFL Sole time in our relationship my wife has been unable to think of a comeback.

    900 thoughts on “A Moment on the Earth: The Coming Age of Environmental Optimism”

    1. I like Easterbrook, who often writes for The Atlantic. In this book he says environmentalists need to step back and celebrate their successes. We have made triumphant progress in the last hundred years: water and air are both much cleaner, and we should be proud of democracy's ability to accomplish the improvements. The doomsday nature of the environmental movement, i.e if we don't do this or that we will all die tomorrow, is ultimately harmful to the cause, he suggests, for when doom doesn't ha [...]


    2. This is a long book, but I'm glad I made it through. Easterbrook's main thesis is that the environment is in good shape, but that this is a result of environmental regulation, so we should be interested in more of it. It's somewhat counter-intuitive -- or rather, it shows how counter-intuitive the two main poles in environmental debate are -- "The sky is falling, despite all the environmental legislation that's passed," or, "Everything we've done to clean up the planet has been enough. Let's jus [...]


    3. Environmental destruction in a positive light. This is what I took from this book. Environmental destruction may lead to grander and greater things for nature itself. I love optimistic theories and this book contains one of my favourites.


    4. A voice of reason in the clamor of political correctness. There is no global warming. What is happening now has been a cyclical event repeated hundreds of times over thousands of years.



    5. A very thick read, dry at times, but so much information in one place. A primer for those behind on their sciences, and an inspiration for those who worry about our environment.



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