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Break Through From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility Read & Download à 104 Ý Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger triggered a firestorm with the publication of Break Through contending that the politics that dealt with acid rain and smog can’t deal wTed Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger triggered a firestorm with the publication of Break Through contending that the politics that dealt with acid rain and smog can’t deal with global warmingThe nations that ratified the Kyoto protocol have seen their greenhouse gas emissions go up not down And the destruction of tropical rain forests a key driv. This is pretty subversive extreme left high order political thought in a very good and measured way I see the basic premise of this book being very constructively humanist I like that I like people who are advocates for a cause because they care about people and not because they are angry at something or someone They don't end up alienating over half of the population in their consideration of possible solutions Yes conservation is important and perhaps their work to get us to focus away from that can be distracting to a majority of this books potential audience but what they are saying is important The things we need to change are how things are made how we get people excited about caring for their spaceplace we are nature just like beavers and ants are nature and all of us humans beavers and ants can be very destructive to the world but there are also plenty of ways people and animals are ecologically important to the living organism of the earth We can't stop living here We also can't change everybody or hate people for not changing When you start pushing people away you are in trouble and either become marginal or despotic I'm into this from an educatoractivistadvocate stance less than a purely environmental stance but I think these guys are saying something VERY important for people to hear and chew on and NOT to react against because honestly these guys are ALLIES not some conservative or neo con nut jobs

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Ironmentalists must stop congratulating themselves for their own willingness to confront inconvenient truths and must focus on building a politics of shared hope rather than relying on a politics of fear” New York Times Book ReviewBreak Through is the first step in a new progressive movement that will influence the political debate for years to co. The basic proposition of this book is that environmentalists need to learn how to place their concerns in the bigger picture The environment by environmentalists is seen as something other than us humans non environment and victim to abuse and destruction The only way to fix our current crisis according to most environmentalists is to restrict or discontinue current human activities In order to convince others of their convictions most environmentalists employ doom and gloom and predictions of catastrophe to scare others into acting This hasn't been workingThe authors of this book put forward the revolutionary yet simple idea that our environmental woes cannot and are not a separate issue from all the other societal woes we are plagued by The best way to solve our environmental problems is to solve the societal ones concurrently The solution lies not in restricting human aspirations and power but in unleashing it

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Break Through From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of PossibilityEr of global warming has acceleratedWhat today’s ecological crises demand say the authors is not that we constrain human power but rather unleash itWe must go beyond interest group environmentalism and liberalism to create a politics focused as much on uncommon greatness as on the common good To winNordhaus and Shellenberger persuasively argue env. I found myself in the position of mostly agreeing with this book while being really annoyed with it at the same timeI think their message has merit and their plans for how to get off our asses on Global Warming are right on Unfortunately they spend almost no time in the book outlining the plan Instead they spend most of their time attacking their should be allies in the environmental movement for being short sighted I think that makes the book much weaker than it otherwise would be