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The Resource The end of doom : environmental renewal in the twenty-first century, Ronald Bailey

The end of doom : environmental renewal in the twenty-first century, Ronald Bailey

Label
The end of doom : environmental renewal in the twenty-first century
Title
The end of doom
Title remainder
environmental renewal in the twenty-first century
Statement of responsibility
Ronald Bailey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the past five decades there have been many, many forecasts of impending environmental doom. They have universally been proven wrong. Meanwhile, those who have bet on human resourcefulness have almost always been correct. In his widely praised book Ecoscam, Ronald Bailey strongly countered environmentalist alarmism, using facts to demonstrate just how wildly overstated many claims of impending ecological doom really were. Now, twenty years later, the Reason Magazine science correspondent is back to assess the future of humanity and the global biosphere. Bailey finds, contrary to popular belief, that many present ecological trends are quite positive. Including: - Falling cancer incidence rates in the United States. - The likelihood of a declining world population by midcentury. - The abundant return of agricultural land to nature as the world reaches peak farmland. - A proven link between increases in national wealth and reductions in air and water pollution - Global warming is a problem, but the cost of clean energy could soon fall below that of fossil fuels. In The End of Doom, Bailey avoids polemics and offers a balanced, fact-based and ultimately hopeful perspective on our current environmental situation. Now isn't that a breath of fresh air?
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bailey, Ronald
Dewey number
363.7
Index
index present
LC call number
GE140
LC item number
.B3525 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Environmental quality
  • Environmental protection
  • Environmental disasters
Label
The end of doom : environmental renewal in the twenty-first century, Ronald Bailey
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Wyatt Neubert Memorial Collection
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-330) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Peak population? -- Is the world running on empty? -- Never do anything for the first time -- What cancer epidemic? -- The attack of the killer tomatoes? -- Can we cope with the heat? -- Is the ark sinking?
Control code
ocn906798485
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 345 pages
Isbn
9781250057679
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015013616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The end of doom : environmental renewal in the twenty-first century, Ronald Bailey
Publication
Note
Wyatt Neubert Memorial Collection
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-330) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Peak population? -- Is the world running on empty? -- Never do anything for the first time -- What cancer epidemic? -- The attack of the killer tomatoes? -- Can we cope with the heat? -- Is the ark sinking?
Control code
ocn906798485
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 345 pages
Isbn
9781250057679
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015013616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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