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Break Through Why We Can't Leave Saving the Planet to Environmentalists

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ISBN-10: 0547085958

ISBN-13: 9780547085951

Edition: 2007

Authors: Michael Shellenberger, Ted Nordhaus

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In 2004 Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger triggered a firestorm with their essay "The Death of Environmentalism," which argued that the politics that dealt with acid rain and smog can't deal with global warming. Environmentalism must die, they argued, so something new could be born. Now, three years later, Break Through delivers on their promise to articulate a new politics for a new century, one focused not on complaints and ecological limits but on aspirations and human possibility. If environmentalists and progressives are to seize the moment offered by the collapse of the Bush presidency, they must break from "the politics of limits" and grapple with some inconvenient truths of…    
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 3/10/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus have spent their entire careers working with environmental organizations. The two are managing dirctors of American Environics, a social values research and political stategy firm, and are senior fellows with the Breakthrough Institute. Their vision of a new, more effective envioronmentalism is reflected in these proposals already intoduced into Congress: "The New Apollo Project" by Rep. Jay Inslee; "Health Care for Hybrids," by Senator Barack Obama; and "Global Warming Preparedness," by Senators John Kerry and Olympia Snowe. They both reside in Oakland, CA.

Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger have spent their entire careers working with environmental organizations. The two are managing dirctors of American Environics, a social values research and political stategy firm, and are senior fellows with the Breakthrough Institute. Their vision of a new, more effective envioronmentalism is reflected in these proposals already intoduced into Congress: "The New Apollo Project" by Rep. Jay Inslee; "Health Care for Hybrids," by Senator Barack Obama; and "Global Warming Preparedness," by Senators John Kerry and Olympia Snowe. They both reside in Oakland, CA.

Preface to the Mariner edition
Introduction: From the Nightmare to the Dream
The Politics of Limits
The Birth of Environmentalism
The Forest for the Trees
Interests Within Interests
The Prejudice of Place
The Pollution Paradigm
The Death of Environmentalism
The Politics of Possibility
Status and Security
Belonging and Fulfillment
Pragmatism
Greatness
In Gratitude
Notes
Bibliography
Index