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Nergy expert and father of a teenage daughter he needed to speak out to separate science from fictionDespite 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 gasCuriously the Apocalypse Never 2020 by Michael Shellenberger is a fascinating book by a twenty year social and environmentalist on how the environmental movement exaggerates some dangers and itself causes environmental harm Shellenberger has been an environmental activist for decades and was involved with the Obama administration’s renewables policiesNote also that on Goodreads there are a number of 1 star reviews from people who haven't read the book There is a pile on of 'likes' for these reviews The reviews where having purchased the book is a reuirement may be a better indication of the book's actual merit Shellenberger has been invited to be an IPCC reviewer and the book is also praised highly by Tom Wigley who was the director of the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia and a contributor to IPCC reports Shellenberger is also an interesting environmentalist in that his views on various issues have changed in a similar way to the Guardian Environment writers Mark Lynas and George MonbiotPeople’s reactions to the book in general are going to be based on prior attitudes and what they know the book says But first read this uote If you knew this then the book has little for you If you didn’t then the book is worth reading“Between 2016 and 2019 the five largest publicly traded oil and gas companies – ExxonMobil Royal Dutch Shell Chevron Corporation BP and Total invested a whopping 1 billion into advertising and lobbying for renewables and other climate related ventures”The book starts off by going through various uotes from politicians Extinction Rebellion and others about how we have 12 years to 2030 or we’re doomed or how Climate Change threatens human extinctions Actual climate scientists such as Kerry Emmanuel from MIT are also uoted as saying such claims “I don’t have much patience for the apocalypse criers”Shellenberger then looks at how the claims about fires in the just after the right wing president Jair Bolsonaro were wrong and why they were not corrected and the figures were not put into contextThe book follows Shellenberger’s journeys from when he travelled to Nicaragua in high school to visiting mountain gorilla’s in Africa He also looks at people in different countries and how much energy they use and how much energy use and how much higher energy use contributes to well beingShellenberger has converted from believing that renewables could power society to thinking that nuclear is a better low carbon option He points out that Germany has spent 580 Bn on the Energiewende and has higher C02 emissions than France which runs on nuclear He makes the remarkable point that large fossil fuel companies like renewables as it means that they get to sell a lot of gas The uote earlier in this book highlights this point he also points out that“Wrong Not only are 350org Sierra Club NRDC and EDF all funded by fossil fuel billionaires they are all trying to kill America’s largest source of carbon free electricity nuclear power”Apocalypse Never is a really interesting that book that anyone interested in the environment should read It has a genuinely new perspective from someone who has been an environmental insider for decades Monsieur Proust peaked and have been declining in most developed nations for over a decade Deaths from extreme weather even in Hummelhonung poor nations declined 80 Old Yukon percent over the last four decades And the risk of Earth warming to very high temperatures is increasingly unlikely thanks to slowing Making As in College population growth and abundant natural gasCuriously the Apocalypse Never 2020 by Michael Shellenberger is a fascinating book by a twenty year social and environmentalist on how the environmental movement exaggerates some dangers and itself causes environmental harm Shellenberger has been an environmental activist for decades and was involved with the Obama administration’s renewables Angel of Brooklyn policiesNote also that on Goodreads there are a number of 1 star reviews from Seve people who haven't read the book There is a The Tower pile on of 'likes' for these reviews The reviews where having Stuff purchased the book is a reuirement may be a better indication of the book's actual merit Shellenberger has been invited to be an IPCC reviewer and the book is also Top Gear praised highly by Tom Wigley who was the director of the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia and a contributor to IPCC reports Shellenberger is also an interesting environmentalist in that his views on various issues have changed in a similar way to the Guardian Environment writers Mark Lynas and George MonbiotPeople’s reactions to the book in general are going to be based on Trick or Treatment prior attitudes and what they know the book says But first read this uote If you knew this then the book has little for you If you didn’t then the book is worth reading“Between 2016 and 2019 the five largest Skyborn (Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith, publicly traded oil and gas companies – ExxonMobil Royal Dutch Shell Chevron Corporation BP and Total invested a whopping 1 billion into advertising and lobbying for renewables and other climate related ventures”The book starts off by going through various uotes from The Rage politicians Extinction Rebellion and others about how we have 12 years to 2030 or we’re doomed or how Climate Change threatens human extinctions Actual climate scientists such as Kerry Emmanuel from MIT are also uoted as saying such claims “I don’t have much Bronc Buster patience for the apocalypse criers”Shellenberger then looks at how the claims about fires in the just after the right wing April Lady president Jair Bolsonaro were wrong and why they were not corrected and the figures were not JUST SAY FUCK! put into contextThe book follows Shellenberger’s journeys from when he travelled to Nicaragua in high school to visiting mountain gorilla’s in Africa He also looks at The Periodic Table of FOOTBALL people in different countries and how much energy they use and how much energy use and how much higher energy use contributes to well beingShellenberger has converted from believing that renewables could Kwame Alexander power society to thinking that nuclear is a better low carbon option He The Small Bachelor points out that Germany has spent 580 Bn on the Energiewende and has higher C02 emissions than France which runs on nuclear He makes the remarkable Mary Berrys Foolproof Cakes point that large fossil fuel companies like renewables as it means that they get to sell a lot of gas The uote earlier in this book highlights this The Temple-Goers point he also Collected Poems points out that“Wrong Not only are 350org Sierra Club NRDC and EDF all funded by fossil fuel billionaires they are all trying to kill America’s largest source of carbon free electricity nuclear Are the Dinosaurs Dead, Dad? power”Apocalypse Never is a really interesting that book that anyone interested in the environment should read It has a genuinely new The Tao of Jack perspective from someone who has been an environmental insider for decades

Summary Apocalypse Never Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All

Apocalypse Never Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All

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 emissionsBut 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 e This book was my first experience having a profound deal of respect for a left wing environmental activist It's also the first book I've read that distinguishes criticism for the climate change movement from climate change denial I've been accused of being a science denier since high school; I don't deny that climate change is real but people are uick to assume that in this world if you're not bowing down to Greta Thunberg or supporting clean energy you must be some ignorant hillbilly who just doesn't understand science or the supposed impending apocalypse Apocalypse Never straight from a former climate zealot who got a new lease on life is a very liberating book that slices through the sea of anxiety animosity and paranoia that plagues people everywhere as of lateThere are points where the book feels like it's just picking at low hanging fruit; let's face it a movement like Extinction Rebellion is a very easy target That said Apocalypse Never does an excellent job at perfectly highlighting the flawed mentality of such groups their underlying political agendas and their insistence on holding onto the most dire of doomsday prophecies rather than just accepting simple solutions that already exist The book also cites a number of sources suggesting that while climate change is probably indeed man made it also probably isn't the big crisis that it's being made out to be More than climate change Apocalypse Never is broadly a book promoting critical thinking rather than the knee jerk fear which often has political motives for it being instilled in the first placeI imagine that this one will get a lot of 1 star reviews simply for its title and subject matter alone People don't want to even consider the possibility that we aren't getting the whole story when it comes to this issue Personally it made my day the thought that even if Biden gets elected this year and implements his harebrained Green New Deal a radical eco activist has the capacity for change and for being deeply critical about a movement they've supported for so long While I don't agree with everything in this book I agree with Shellenberger that the constant guilt tripping panicking and fear instilling in young children is disturbing and completely useless I agree that getting a handle on climate change doesn't have to reuire some socialist esue revolution whereby our freedoms and conveniences are taken away Progress is possible without taking away what progress we already have Apocalypse Never seeks to find a common ground and a balance that isn't just based on black and white all or nothing fallacies Women and the National Experience planet for decades He helped save the world’s last unprotected redwoods He co created the An Unsuitable Duchess predecessor to today’s Green New Deal And he led a successful effort by climate scientists and activists to keep nuclear Monsieur Proust plants operating Hummelhonung preventing a spike of emissionsBut in 2019 as some claimed “billions of Old Yukon people are going to die” contributing to rising anxiety including among adolescents Shellenberger decided that as a lifelong environmental activist leading e This book was my first experience having a Making As in College profound deal of respect for a left wing environmental activist It's also the first book I've read that distinguishes criticism for the climate change movement from climate change denial I've been accused of being a science denier since high school; I don't deny that climate change is real but Angel of Brooklyn people are uick to assume that in this world if you're not bowing down to Greta Thunberg or supporting clean energy you must be some ignorant hillbilly who just doesn't understand science or the supposed impending apocalypse Apocalypse Never straight from a former climate zealot who got a new lease on life is a very liberating book that slices through the sea of anxiety animosity and Seve paranoia that The Tower plagues Stuff people everywhere as of lateThere are Top Gear points where the book feels like it's just Trick or Treatment picking at low hanging fruit; let's face it a movement like Extinction Rebellion is a very easy target That said Apocalypse Never does an excellent job at Skyborn (Star Wars: Lost Tribe of the Sith, perfectly highlighting the flawed mentality of such groups their underlying The Rage political agendas and their insistence on holding onto the most dire of doomsday Bronc Buster prophecies rather than just accepting simple solutions that already exist The book also cites a number of sources suggesting that while climate change is April Lady probably indeed man made it also JUST SAY FUCK! probably isn't the big crisis that it's being made out to be More than climate change Apocalypse Never is broadly a book The Periodic Table of FOOTBALL promoting critical thinking rather than the knee jerk fear which often has Kwame Alexander political motives for it being instilled in the first The Small Bachelor placeI imagine that this one will get a lot of 1 star reviews simply for its title and subject matter alone People don't want to even consider the Mary Berrys Foolproof Cakes possibility that we aren't getting the whole story when it comes to this issue Personally it made my day the thought that even if Biden gets elected this year and implements his harebrained Green New Deal a radical eco activist has the capacity for change and for being deeply critical about a movement they've supported for so long While I don't agree with everything in this book I agree with Shellenberger that the constant guilt tripping The Temple-Goers panicking and fear instilling in young children is disturbing and completely useless I agree that getting a handle on climate change doesn't have to reuire some socialist esue revolution whereby our freedoms and conveniences are taken away Progress is Collected Poems possible without taking away what Are the Dinosaurs Dead, Dad? progress we already have Apocalypse Never seeks to find a common ground and a balance that isn't just based on black and white all or nothing fallacies

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People who are the most alarmist about the problems also tend to oppose the obvious solutionsWhat’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 nee A highly needed book that clarifies and straigthens many misconseptions about climate change and the state of the environment Considerate and well researched 14 of the book is notes the book tries to present different issues in their proper context and offer rational solutions It makes the convincing case that climate change is not the catastrophic event many people claim it to be and also addresses many other topics like plastic waste animal conservation food production energy and forestry It's also made visible that the prosperity of humans and the environment actually goes hand in handHighly recommended read especially to young people who are worried about the future


10 thoughts on “Apocalypse Never Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All

  1. says:

    Having dug into reading this today and as an academic working in the environmental field I feel ualified to say what this book is and what it is not better than a casual reader or someone biased toward the author's viewpointsThe book sets up a pretty easy target in its opening pages Extinction Rebellion Shellenberger presents many academics in the book as left leaning doomsday predictors but most academics whether they support his technologist and nuclear agendas or not would agree with him that most extinction rebellion propaganda is ill informed and overbearing TJ Demos comes to mind as an example What I mean by this is it is great for Shellenberger that he is taking on such easy targets throughout the book PETA and Greenpeace receive their fair share of critiue as well as they would by any self respecting environmental scholar which Shellenberger is not but he's not speaking any truth to power here and he's not reinventing the wheelThere is no grand cabal of environmental scholars who support such extreme knee jerk activism We're all well aware that things are much complicated than they're presented in the street However in order to speak to most academics working in this field Shellenberger would probably have to wrestle with some ideas beyond the simplistic ones he presents here His brief take on Native Americans what broad strokes he paints and their relationship to whales but no mention of Indigenous scholars and their take on nuclear energy from a self professed nuclear expert no less seems well fishy to me On the other hand he'll be sure to let you know that renewables are taking their toll on postcolonial peoples across the ocean he's not averse to environmental justice except when it doesn't fit his nuclear agenda in the US where he lives More than that his discussion of fuel transitions in regard to whaling without mentioning Jevons paradox also seems like a very strange omission well maybe not once you realize his take on alternative energies in generalThis is all to say while Shellenberger likes to present as an expert his inability to truly engage with experts who might disagree with him leaves this book than a bit thin despite his 100 pages of footnotes However for those readers who would like to be told that environmental activists and scholars because according to the author there's really no difference for the most part are wrong that they are emotionally damaged and not to be listened to and that the climate crisis will be fine and business as usual can continue well you can rest assured that this will give you all the vague rebuttals your twitter fingers can handle


  2. says:

    This book was my first experience having a profound deal of respect for a left wing environmental activist It's also the first book I've read that distinguishes criticism for the climate change movement from climate change denial I've been accused of being a science denier since high school; I don't deny that climate change is real but people are uick to assume that in this world if you're not bowing down to Greta Thunberg or supporting clean energy you must be some ignorant hillbilly who just doesn't understand science or the supposed impending apocalypse Apocalypse Never straight from a former climate zealot who got a new lease on life is a very liberating book that slices through the sea of anxiety animosity and paranoia that plagues people everywhere as of lateThere are points where the book feels like it's just picking at low hanging fruit; let's face it a movement like Extinction Rebellion is a very easy target That said Apocalypse Never does an excellent job at perfectly highlighting the flawed mentality of such groups their underlying political agendas and their insistence on holding onto the most dire of doomsday prophecies rather than just accepting simple solutions that already exist The book also cites a number of sources suggesting that while climate change is probably indeed man made it also probably isn't the big crisis that it's being made out to be More than climate change Apocalypse Never is broadly a book promoting critical thinking rather than the knee jerk fear which often has political motives for it being instilled in the first placeI imagine that this one will get a lot of 1 star reviews simply for its title and subject matter alone People don't want to even consider the possibility that we aren't getting the whole story when it comes to this issue Personally it made my day the thought that even if Biden gets elected this year and implements his harebrained Green New Deal a radical eco activist has the capacity for change and for being deeply critical about a movement they've supported for so long While I don't agree with everything in this book I agree with Shellenberger that the constant guilt tripping panicking and fear instilling in young children is disturbing and completely useless I agree that getting a handle on climate change doesn't have to reuire some socialist esue revolution whereby our freedoms and conveniences are taken away Progress is possible without taking away what progress we already have Apocalypse Never seeks to find a common ground and a balance that isn't just based on black and white all or nothing fallacies


  3. says:

    Perhaps it’s fitting that a book aimed suarely at climate 'alarmism' is so fatally undermined by its own over reach It's not that Shellenberger doesn't spell out some legitimate uestions and dilemmas but over confidence in his conclusions and the flimsiness and incompleteness of the evidence on which many of them are based made this an insubstantial and unsatisfying read There are far too many such instances to mention but the sections on fire food and energy provide examplesIn claiming that Australia's disastrous east coast fires in 201920 would have occurred even without any warming partly because of a supposed lack of fuel reduction burns Schellenberger relying on an Andrew Bolt interview with David Packham takes no account of the extreme heat nor of those areas where the fires raged despite hazard reduction burns He minimises their severity by referencing the extensive 197475 fires despite the fact these were largely grass fires in the Northern Territory that resulted from heavy rains the previous year and which caused much less ecological damage And in referencing a perfectly valid study showing that the area burned by wildfire globally has fallen he fails to point out that the same study showed that fires in closed canopy forests were increasing and that where reductions in savannah and grasslands were driven largely by agricultural expansion In his sections on agriculture Shellenberger notes the potential for higher CO2 levels to increase yields but ignores evidence that the nutritional value of many crops is adversely affected He tries to argue that the development of Brazil’s Cerrado helps take pressure off other areas a claim he does not substantiate and which does not address the fact that much of the Cerrado’s output of soy is for animal fodder not human consumption Of course this is consistent with his defence of intensive agriculture to support meat consumption which follows some slightly peculiar philosophical and nutritional musings about diet and health He highlights a study showing that climate change mitigation could decrease land availability for farming and raise prices but omits subseuent work by the same author showing how these mitigation costs can be avoidedReading his discussion of energy it is hard to take seriously his advocacy of LNG when he never evaluates the extent and effect of current fugitive emissions from this huge industry instead using a thirty year old EPA report to assure us that improved gaskets and maintenance had reduced emissions from even earlier levels His assertions about renewable energy include comprehensively wrong statements such as the notion that solar and wind’s unreliability means that they reuire 100% backup which is most certainly not true for networks in large and meteorologically diverse regions and his dismissal of distributed solar generation notion that “real electricity” in Indian villages means “reliable grid electricity” wouldn’t jive with those in many areas for whom the grid is anything but reliableThis is a strange somewhat confessional book It scores a few cheap points knocking obvious exaggerations and raises some legitimate uestions but it is so selective in its presentation of evidence that it undermines the case it is trying to make His discussion of the place of nuclear energy in decarbonizing the economy is about the only really substantial if still selective argument If you must read it do your homework and check for information the author omits And perhaps read it alongside The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace Wells who very deliberately examines the worst case scenarios and in Shellenberger’s terms is the arch exaggerator – this may be a valuable counterpoint


  4. says:

    This book is not climate critical only climate solutions critical providing an alternative viewpoint on how to solve the problems inherent in climate change I expect it will generate a lot of knee jerk responses from people that rate it without actually reading it or who will read it bad faith or who are upset at its valid criticism of radical environmentalist groups Criticism that by the way are shared by many climate scientists just seldom reported upon Many are upset by the provocative news article the author wrote failing to realise that it serves the purpose of getting a lot of climate skeptics to engage with a book that takes for granted as its starting position that climate change is a real and human caused problem If people who care about the environment and the issues we face can't see the upsides of a provocatively title book that encourages readership from the large portion of the population that has otherwise been resistant to other climate change advocacy then they need to stop and reflect on this fact Such people also need to consider that we can agree on the problems and reasonable disagree on the solutionsAs another reviewer noted there are 100 pages of footnotescitations My impression is that it is a well intentioned take on the issues we face today Will it be without error? No But neither are the reports of major organisations such as the IPCC entirely without some error which is to be expected as climate science is extraordinarily complex this is not a criticism only an observation Neither is our climate change modelling without error A recent publication indicates for example that modelling of the arctic failed to properly account for IPO which means that we are seeing much worse temperature trends in the arctic than expected right nowThis book is an interesting read that you need not and should not treat as a definitive answer but which I believe validly reflect one perspective on how to solve the problems climate change presents


  5. says:

    Apocalypse Never 2020 by Michael Shellenberger is a fascinating book by a twenty year social and environmentalist on how the environmental movement exaggerates some dangers and itself causes environmental harm Shellenberger has been an environmental activist for decades and was involved with the Obama administration’s renewables policiesNote also that on Goodreads there are a number of 1 star reviews from people who haven't read the book There is a pile on of 'likes' for these reviews The reviews where having purchased the book is a reuirement may be a better indication of the book's actual merit Shellenberger has been invited to be an IPCC reviewer and the book is also praised highly by Tom Wigley who was the director of the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia and a contributor to IPCC reports Shellenberger is also an interesting environmentalist in that his views on various issues have changed in a similar way to the Guardian Environment writers Mark Lynas and George MonbiotPeople’s reactions to the book in general are going to be based on prior attitudes and what they know the book says But first read this uote If you knew this then the book has little for you If you didn’t then the book is worth reading“Between 2016 and 2019 the five largest publicly traded oil and gas companies – ExxonMobil Royal Dutch Shell Chevron Corporation BP and Total invested a whopping 1 billion into advertising and lobbying for renewables and other climate related ventures”The book starts off by going through various uotes from politicians Extinction Rebellion and others about how we have 12 years to 2030 or we’re doomed or how Climate Change threatens human extinctions Actual climate scientists such as Kerry Emmanuel from MIT are also uoted as saying such claims “I don’t have much patience for the apocalypse criers”Shellenberger then looks at how the claims about fires in the just after the right wing president Jair Bolsonaro were wrong and why they were not corrected and the figures were not put into contextThe book follows Shellenberger’s journeys from when he travelled to Nicaragua in high school to visiting mountain gorilla’s in Africa He also looks at people in different countries and how much energy they use and how much energy use and how much higher energy use contributes to well beingShellenberger has converted from believing that renewables could power society to thinking that nuclear is a better low carbon option He points out that Germany has spent 580 Bn on the Energiewende and has higher C02 emissions than France which runs on nuclear He makes the remarkable point that large fossil fuel companies like renewables as it means that they get to sell a lot of gas The uote earlier in this book highlights this point he also points out that“Wrong Not only are 350org Sierra Club NRDC and EDF all funded by fossil fuel billionaires they are all trying to kill America’s largest source of carbon free electricity nuclear power”Apocalypse Never is a really interesting that book that anyone interested in the environment should read It has a genuinely new perspective from someone who has been an environmental insider for decades


  6. says:

    Shellenberger unfortunately makes so many misrepresentations and half truths in the book I'm uite disappointed


  7. says:

    One of the worst books I have ever read Awful in every respect but especially morally Its author can only be a person of really shocking moral degeneracy It is exactly what one would expect from its publisher Rupert MurdochShellenberger is an astonishingly mendacious writer He constantly misrepresents facts and reaches conclusions only a Fox News viewer would fail to see through on nearly every page For example were you aware that plastic is actually good for nature because without it we would have killed all the elephants for piano keys? He writes this in broad daylight under his real name If you're dumb and dishonest enough to buy that you'd probably also agree that the Nazis were actually good for the Jews since without the holocaust there would be no IDFThe book is written for an unlettered rightwing climate denying audience who are the only people capable of enjoying it They will eagerly slurp up this garbage Shellenberger wants to come across as a respected scientist despite being neither respected nor a scientist but comes across only as what he is a dishonest self promoting huckster unfit for any employment other than by Breitbart Fox News or any other gutter tabloid Imagine a person so baldly unethical that even Forbes found his writing unfit for print and had to pull it That actually happened That's a bit like being kicked out of the NBA for being too tallShellenberger knows his audience are imbeciles This why he eg doesn't refer simply to albatrosses but instead refers to an albatross seabird because his readers are the type of crewcutted shaved ape who thinks an Albatross is a military airplane and won't be able to understand why one is eating a fishTo call it worthless would be to lavish it with unwarranted praise It is a buffoonish and revolting piece of trash


  8. says:

    READ THIS BOOKEnvironmental thought especially when it comes to climate change is perpetually trapped in the prison of two ideas One side paints humans as destroyers of the planet and insist only the most radical action has the chance to save us The other claims it's all a hoax and that any environmental protection is unneeded Michael Shellenberger is not trapped in that prison He's an environmentalist and activist He believes in anthropomorphic climate change He's well versed in the science and never once cries hoax Yet for all that he rejects the apocalyptic predictions Instead he promotes a pro human environmentalism The problem with the two ideas outlined above is that they both see an antagonism between human progress and the environment Shellenberger doesn't He sees the environment rightly as a tool for human progress but also recognizes rightly that as humanity develops the impact on the environment naturally becomes less not Naturally this has made Shellenberger the enemy of the dogmatic left Even Forbes pulled a recent article from That at least suggests he's stepping on the right toes Apocalypse Never did what many of the best books do caused me to look at familiar issues in entirely new ways This is a book not to reinforce your thinking but to challenge it It will do so no matter where you land on the spectrum of environmental politics Highly highly recommended


  9. says:

    A highly needed book that clarifies and straigthens many misconseptions about climate change and the state of the environment Considerate and well researched 14 of the book is notes the book tries to present different issues in their proper context and offer rational solutions It makes the convincing case that climate change is not the catastrophic event many people claim it to be and also addresses many other topics like plastic waste animal conservation food production energy and forestry It's also made visible that the prosperity of humans and the environment actually goes hand in handHighly recommended read especially to young people who are worried about the future


  10. says:

    A great Contrast to mainstream environmentalistsShellenberger is not a heretic or a climate denier He’s pretty good at analysis and excellent at pointing out the differences between what scientists actually said and what the media and activists reported There are so many good uotes in the book I’m going back to try to make a summary That’s the only problem with the book It covers so much ground that it’s hard to find an ultimate theme It’s a calmer reasoned read than the books from the apocalyptic writers that seem to dominate the airwaves and bookshelves


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