May 25, 2010

Whole Earth Discipline

Brand points out three trends that he believes will impact the future of the earth: global warming, urbanization, and biotechnology becoming the dominant engineering tool. Unless environmentalists radially rethink the way they go about bringing environmental change, he predicts that the earth will deteriorate. In the process, Brand shatters a number of myths about current behaviors that are believed to harm our environment--cities, nuclear power, and genetic engineering--but that he asserts are really green practices. He emphasizes that our environmental challenges really lie in policies, social factors, and design trends, and offers inventive solutions for reshaping society toward a sustainable future.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto
Stewart Brand
GF 41 .B77 2009