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review Love Your Monsters Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ These are demoralizing times for anyone who cares about the global environment Emissions trading the Kyoto treaty and sustainable development have all failed And yet climate change deforestation and species extinction continue apace What lessons can we draw from the failure of envirEr the next century it is within our reach to create a world where all 10 billion humans achieve a standard of living that will allow them to pursue their dreamsBut this world is only possible if we embrace human development modernization and technological innovatio. I enjoyed this book because it challenged a lot of the ideas I've come to accept as the environmentalist position but found that a good portion about how people come to these positions was omitted For example the argument about the liberal position on GMOs being akin to Jonathan Swift's modest proposal leaves out the fact that the liberal position on GMOs is not necessarily anti technology but a reaction to the corporate culture of Monsanto and future food security The loss of this security to a corporation like Monsanto could very well have the same result as denying this technology in the first place Many political reasons for liberal positions were not discussed in a similar manner until a vague mention at the end of the book In many cases the liberal position is not necessarily anti technology but often anti corporate and against losing freedom to the control of the corporations that often wield the technology I did appreciate however the reminder that many liberal positions however they are arrived at are essentially elitist and detrimental to people in lower socio economic classes

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Failure of environmentalism what must we do nowIn this provocative collection of essays edited by the authors of “The Death of Environmentalism” leading ecological thinkers put forward a vision of postenvironmentalism for the Anthropocene the age of humans Ov. Not saying the authors the book consists on a gathering of articles by different self called post environmentalists aren't engaged on environmentalism itself but this piece is all about the critiue of everything environmental movements have done so far from Malthusians and Thoreauists to ecological economists and conservationists using obviously uestionable ideas to demoralise very good and proven onesIt is strongly based on the argument that human civilization has forever escaped doom because of its creativity and tendency for new technologies and inventions This idea is indeed a logical and historically based one and has worked or less fine over the last 50000 years or 12000 if we only take the civilized humankind into account which when we take into account the history of life is not nearly an acceptable timespan to begin with Problem is the issues we had to overcome were either presented by other human groups or small and local environmental problems and we don't even have a good history here the fact that the deforestation on Pascoal Island was climate driven and not human made only changes the point maybe we did not blew the climate there and then but the climate pretty sure blew usI get the concerns about the efficacy and efficiency of the alarmist type environmentalism for we are in a profit driven system in which alienation plays one of the biggest role and in a time of patriotic ideologies Thus talking of union governmental regulation degrowth or economic stabilization a total shift on the status uo and global movements for lifestyle changes is a dangerous and bold move as we can see in this book getting even its fair share of friendly fire But it is hard to believe that we can count on entrepreneurs to either avoid man made climate change or to undo it if even possible knowing that money has always been invested on a few people's problems which would create great frictions between poor and rich countries and even internal problemsThe most flawed argument in the whole book in my opinion though is the critiue on the precautionary principle Never has any organized society had the reach to affect at once the whole of global environment which makes this a completely new situation and creates possibilities for the future that we can't even conceive If even in local terms ignoring the precautionary principle is socially and environmentally risky coming from a Brazilian in the wake of a mineralogical disaster that took over 300 lives the impacts of uncalculated actions on global scale even if we take nature's resilience into account which is arguable might be irreversible and disastrous Human civilization cannot afford risking everything for the sake of profit for the veneration of entrepreneurship and the for the sake of the system we live in

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Love Your MonstersThese are demoralizing times for anyone who cares about the global environment Emissions trading the Kyoto treaty and sustainable development have all failed And yet climate change deforestation and species extinction continue apace What lessons can we draw from the. There are three very interesting essays in here that intentionally go against the grain of liberal environmentalism Great stuff to argue with Some of the pieces especially the one on conservation are just weird