The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability

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Yale University Press, 01 ott 2008 - 320 pagine
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How serious are the threats to our environment? Here is one measure of the problem: if we continue to do exactly what we are doing, with no growth in the human population or the world economy, the world in the latter part of this century will be unfit to live in. Of course human activities are not holding at current levels—they are accelerating, dramatically—and so, too, is the pace of climate disruption, biotic impoverishment, and toxification. In this book Gus Speth, author of Red Sky at Morning and a widely respected environmentalist, begins with the observation that the environmental community has grown in strength and sophistication, but the environment has continued to decline, to the point that we are now at the edge of catastrophe.

 

Speth contends that this situation is a severe indictment of the economic and political system we call modern capitalism. Our vital task is now to change the operating instructions for today's destructive world economy before it is too late. The book is about how to do that.

  

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Review: The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability

Recensione dell'utente  - Anne Ipsen - Goodreads

Outstanding explanation of global warming, the energy crisis, and the looming economic disaster citing the work of many writers. In addition Speth has some suggestions for which fork in the road will ... Leggi recensione completa

Review: The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability

Recensione dell'utente  - Aubrey - Goodreads

A thought provoking read, this book really challenges our society's perception and adherence to capitalist and consumerist philosophy. With that being said, I found it a little self-indulgent. Leggi recensione completa

Indice

Part Two The Great Transformation
87
Part Three Seedbeds of Transformation
197
Notes
239

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