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Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All

Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All (EPUB ebook)

By Shellenberger, Michael

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-created... 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 9780063001701
Published 30 Jun 2020
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en

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ISBN-13 9780063001701
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint Harper
Released 30 Jun 2020
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Shellenberger, Michael
Category Social Sciences
Social Groups & Communities
Politics & Government
Central Government Policies
Science: General Issues
Environmental Science
Human Geography
Applied Ecology
Global Warming
Environmental Engineering & Technology
Number of Pages 432
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 304.2
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Human ecology, Nature - Effect of human beings on, Green movement, Environmentalism, Anti-environmentalism
NBS Text Environment & Planning
ONIX Text General/trade