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Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All

Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Shellenberger, Michael

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Now a National Bestseller! Climate change is real but it's not the end of the world. It is not even our most serious environmental problem. Michael Shellenberger has been fighting for a greener planet for decades. He helped save the world's last unprotected redwoods. He co-create...d the predecessor to today's Green New Deal. And he led a successful effort by climate scientists and activists to keep nuclear plants operating, preventing a spike of emissions. But in 2019, as some claimed billions of people are going to die, contributing to rising anxiety, including among adolescents, Shellenberger decided that, as a lifelong environmental activist, leading energy expert, and father of a teenage daughter, he needed to speak out to separate science from fiction. Despite decades of news media attention, many remain ignorant of basic facts. Carbon emissions peaked and have been declining in most developed nations for over a decade. Deaths from extreme weather, even in poor nations, declined 80 percent over the last four decades. And the risk of Earth warming to very high temperatures is increasingly unlikely thanks to slowing population growth and abundant natural gas. Curiously, the people who are the most alarmist about the problems also tend to oppose the obvious solutions. What's really behind the rise of apocalyptic environmentalism There are powerful financial interests. There are desires for status and power. But most of all there is a desire among supposedly secular people for transcendence. This spiritual impulse can be natural and healthy. But in preaching fear without love, and guilt without redemption, the new religion is failing to satisfy our deepest psychological and existential needs.
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ISBN 9780063074767
Released AU 3 Aug 2020
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780063074767
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperCollins
Released 3 Aug 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Shellenberger, Michael
Category Environmentalist Thought & Ideology
Global Warming
Sustainability
Environmental Engineering & Technology
Number of Pages 432
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 230mm
Spine: 27mm
Dewey Code 363.73874
Weight 458g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Environmentalism, Green movement, Anti-environmentalism, Nature - Effect of human beings on, Human ecology
NBS Text Environment & Ecology: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade

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