Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility

Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility, by Michael Shellenberger & Ted Nordhaus ($17.10)

This book caught my attention because it appears to have a somewhat different take on the climate problem.   An essay that inspired the book is hereHere is a Scientific American blog post on the book and authors.  The authors also have a recently published eBook, Love Your Monsters: Postsenvironmentalism and the Anthropocene.

Amazon:  Environmental insiders Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus triggered a firestorm of controversy with their self-published essay, “The Death of Environmentalism.” In it, they argued that global warming is far more complex than past pollution problems. American values have changed dramatically since the environmental movement’s greatest victories in the 1960s, yet environmentalists keep fighting the same battles without realizing that the battle field has changed. Noting a connection between the failures of environmentalism and the failures of the entire left-leaning political agenda, the authors point the way toward an aspirational politics that will resonate with modern American values and be capable of tackling our most pressing challenges.

 

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