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Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2008

    A reviewer

    This is a wonderful book. It is a must-read for anyone concerned with our environment and the impact that we all have on the planet. Discussed within the book is everything from the effects of genetically modifying source of food (i.e. seeds/grain), how the use of antibiotics in animals/animal feed can affect humans, how we consume affects the turns the global climate takes, what can be done to stop Global Warming (and why so little has been done, by and large, so far), and much more. Again, an all-around fascinating book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2006

    The Truth...

    Al Gore cares about the environment and uncovers the truths of global warming in this magnificent book. It is very well written and provides an extensive education of global climate and the terrible effects humans have on our planet. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2006

    Does anyone believe in science?

    Suppose you went to the doctor, and he said that his medical education was based on the opinions of people he had talked to over the last 20 years. He then recommended radical surgery for you. He wouldn't actually do the surgery, but he would tell the surgeon what to do. What would you do? Vice president Gore has only one scientific reference in the back of his book. Everything else is opinions, and there are hundreds of them. Based on these opinions, he recommends radical changes. He would make the decisions that others carry out. I think there are problems, perhaps serious ones, with the environment. But do we base our decisions on gut feelings and emotions, or do we look to science. Science has given us space travel, computers , modern medicine, ... Over the years, opinions have given the best and the worst when put to use. I think it is sad that when you look at what the critics said about this book, for they did not notice the lack of science in this book. This lack doesn't mean the book is wrong, nor does it mean that it is right. It is probably both right and wrong. Opinions usually are. Good science is right. Unfortunately even science is corrupted today. Government grants and other grants are given based on how well the work supports a certain viewpoint rather than the quality of the scienctific investigation. President Clinton said he would base his decisions on science. As you may know, he and Al Gore often disagreed in private. I think they definitely disagreed on the role of science. This book and the opinions in it show no respect for science. What good is science if we only use it when it supports our opinion? What good are scientist if they become political and no longer speak the truth or bend the truth toward some goal? Does anyone believe in science?

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    Posted February 27, 2010

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