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Conundrum

ISBN-10: 1594485615
ISBN-13: 9781594485619
Edition: 2012
Authors: David Owen
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Description: A common sense yet contrarian manifesto on the environmental issues of our time, from the author of Green Metropolis. Driving hybrids, recycling, and appreciating nature isn't enough. Our best intentions are still at cross purposes to the true  More...

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Book details

List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/7/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

A common sense yet contrarian manifesto on the environmental issues of our time, from the author of Green Metropolis. Driving hybrids, recycling, and appreciating nature isn't enough. Our best intentions are still at cross purposes to the true goal-living sustainably and caring for our environment and the future of the planet. Can behaviors, lives, and cultures be changed to start truly confronting the environmental issues we can no longer ignore? In this bold manifesto, David Owen reveals startling realities and ways to apply initially counter-intuitive but common sense approaches to change our modern lives-and the future-for the better.

David Owen is on the staffs of both The New Yorker and Golf Digest. A frequent contributor to The Atlantic Monthly, and the author of nine previous books, he lives in Washington, Connecticut.

The Conundrum
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Fossil Fuels as Credit Card
LEED-Certified Landfill
Problems Innovate, Too
The Greenest Community in the United States
Learning from Manhattan
Unconsciously Green
Sierra Club or Manhattan Club?
Sierra Club or AARP?
Why Oil is worse than Coal
Let Them Eat Kale?
Traffic Congestion Is Not an Environmental Problem
Transit That's Bad for the Environment
Fast Trains and the Prius Fallacy
Increased Efficiency Is Not the Answer
William Stanley Jevons
The Coal Question
How Increasing Efficiency Causes Overall Energy Consumption to Rise
Rebound Creep
The Importance of Less
What Would a Truly Green Car Look Like?
Plentiful, Inexpensive Natural Gas Is Not an Environmental Solution
Cheap, Efficient Lighting Is Not an Environmental Solution
Using Water More Efficiently Will Not Solve the World's Steadily Worsening Water Problems
Burning Trash Is Not the Answer
When Solar Power Isn't Green
Green or Not Green?
Flying a Kite
Harnessing Wind Without Windmills?
The Discouraging Economics of Innovation
Getting from Lab to Grid
Retrograde Innovation
The Conundrum

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