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Conservative Environmentalism: Reassessing the Means, Redefining the Ends
     

Conservative Environmentalism: Reassessing the Means, Redefining the Ends

by James Dunn
 

ISBN-10: 0899309933

ISBN-13: 9780899309934

Pub. Date: 11/25/1996

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

If America's environmental laws and regulations are left unchanged, they will ultimately contribute to the destruction of the human and natural environments. Dunn and Kinney argue that the environmental movement as it now operates is counterproductive; solutions can be found only through rational, non-political efforts based on reality, not ideological propaganda.

Overview

If America's environmental laws and regulations are left unchanged, they will ultimately contribute to the destruction of the human and natural environments. Dunn and Kinney argue that the environmental movement as it now operates is counterproductive; solutions can be found only through rational, non-political efforts based on reality, not ideological propaganda. The authors show what the facts are and how they have been distorted to benefit what are often misguided, self-serving political agendas. For anyone uncertain of the facts and baffled by conflicting viewpoints, Conservative Environmentalism will come as fresh air, bringing hope and encouragement that solutions are possible.

The greatest environmental gains in human history have occurred in democratic First World nations over the past century—nations that have not only expanded their natural resources but also improved the human condition. The environmental Left has largely ignored these gains, stressing imperfections and promoting fear through unfounded, unproven theories or deceptions. specious evidence. To solve the problems they see, the Left uses regulations that severely impede technology and efficient productivity—the very things that improve environmental conditions. Rather than supporting the regulation of industrial productivity, Dunn and Kinney argue for its expansion. The authors compare downside and upside effects of environmental actions in both First World and Third World countries and examine the negative effects that U.S. EPA and U.S. AID edits and proscriptions have on development and the environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780899309934
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/25/1996
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)
Lexile:
1200L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Figures and Tables

Preface

Introduction

The Natural and Human Environments

Agriculture and Soil

Forests, Trees, and Floral Diversity

Wildlife

Water and Water-Related Resources

Sanitation and Disease—The Human Environment

Wealth and Resources

The Environment, Rich and Poor

Wealth and the Environment Quantified

Sustainable Development versus Resource Multiplication

Politics and the Environment

Causes of Public Confusion

Regulations and Environmental Priorities

The Cultural-Environmental War

Toward a Better Environment

Some Environmental Principles

Toward a Better World for Future Generations

Selected Bibliography

Index

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