Climate Change, Land Use and Monetary Policy: The New Trifecta

Climate Change, Land Use and Monetary Policy: The New Trifecta

by Geraldine Perry

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ISBN-13: 9781600479274
Publisher: Wasteland Press
Publication date: 11/19/2013
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

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Climate Change, Land Use and Monetary Policy: The New Trifecta 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
RepoManJM More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars Funny how few books there actually seem to be on this subject and it is such an important concept! I am still in college and it’s just not normally the type of book that I gravitate to for ‘fun’, but I thought there might be something useful I could learn anyways and I was so right! It is inspiring and well-researched – it is clear that the author knows what she’s writing about (and has quite a lengthy bibliography at the end to prove it) Very straightforward, this book is not just for scientists of political gurus, but for anyone who wants to change their attitude and outlook and get the conversation started. I could definitely see the truths behind much of what Geraldine Perry was saying. The main concern I had was that while she presented lots of great information and ideas and concepts, I was left with the feeling of like “okay, now what am I supposed to do with this info?” So in that regard it is a little frustrating. But I like that it challenged the narrative of climate change and put things into new perspective. Any book that presents solid ideas in a fresh way is worth a read, and I thought it was very inspiring as well.
LeoG2 More than 1 year ago
Geraldine Perry has a great ability to take complex ideas, concepts and put them in the simplest terms for all to understand easily. She covers many different points of socio-economic and political policy, as well as current conditions and ideas on what could be done to make our world and how we do things better, instead of just repeating the same old ideas that don’t work. She gives straightforward, useful arguments that demand to be heard and studied further. Nicely laid out and I liked how it was formatted/broken down into individual chapters that focused on different elements. Made for easier reading and retention. Flawless editing and I walked away feeling like I really learned something from reading this book. Many different elements go into play here and of course the solutions aren’t really easy or even cut and dry. There are different angles the author covers (too much to go into here), but it provided a well-rounded approach to critical thinking and improving politics and our governments and the future and sustainability of not only our way of thinking and the political impact on our environment, but the very future and sustainability of our planet and economic conditions. Would be a great book for college classrooms.
BenjisMom More than 1 year ago
I think a lot of political philosophy books get a bad rap sometimes, as a lot of times they are all theory and ‘talking in circles’ but with no real solutions or active steps…but I have to say in this case I feel like the author did a wonderful job of getting her message out and doing so in a very digestible manner. I was unaware of so many things discussed in this book, and I consider myself to be fairly well educated and worldly. I’m not exactly sure who the right target audience for this would be, as it almost seems something one would read (and enjoy!) in a University political science class. If nothing else I enjoyed learning more about certain things I was unaware of before. The pacing is pretty even and overall it is an impressive effort by Ms. Perry and worth serious thought and discussion. I applaud her efforts at gracefully breaking down the problems we face in terms that are easy enough to understand without “dumbing it down”, but realizing that the problems are complex and not quickly and easily turned around. However, she has some brilliant ideas that would be interesting to see put into use. In theory many of the concepts presented in this book seem like they could indeed be a positive force. Recommend for readers of political, environmental and financial nonfiction.
KMatthews More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful, very well-written and highly informative book! I have read several books on social policy and our environment, and our world and future, sometimes I get the sense that most are just recycling old information. This book it seems like I read a lot of new ideas presented in a way that makes a great deal of sense, even if might be perceived as somewhat ‘controversial’. The content was mostly new to me and laid out in a coherent way that is easy to follow, but is meticulously researched and supported with solid evidence. Geraldine Perry uses facts and present day conditions as well as real-life examples to share her perspectives and her ideas for solutions. Fast paced, informative, and easy to read, I recommend this book, “Climate Change, Land Use and Monetary Policy” to everyone who wants a better future for our planet. Ms. Perry does a splendid idea of stating her thesis and backing it up with clear, coherent arguments. Each chapter gives valuable information, examples and sound advice to the readers, and it has engaging narrative and well edited.
-Cale-Owens- More than 1 year ago
I wasn’t sure what to expect when reading “Climate Change, Land Use and Monetary Policy: The New Trifecta” by Geraldine Perry, as I’m not normally one to read these types of books. But surprisingly enough I found the articulate and engaging narrative style to be quite interesting and down-to-earth. I liked how Ms. Perry uses her vast and well-researched knowledge ‘story-style’ to make her points and relate her ideas in ways that we all can fully and easily grasp. Very useful, well-written, and well put together. An important book with a clearly defined and easy to follow premise that I hope people pay attention to as it is clear that the author knows what she is talking about, and that she is an excellent writer. I have found that many times reading philosophy or political theory books can either be frustrating because the author is too ‘highbrow’ and esoteric, or they just don’t present the material in a way that I feel I can relate to (or its condescending). I really appreciated the author’s simple and direct approach , and the clear steps and solutions she proposes. While it may not be applicable to all, everyone can learn something and walk away with more knowledge than before. My only very small complaint was that I wish there were more in-text citations for sources, because while the author does provide a very thorough and comprehensive (and impressive!) bibliography/references at the end, there were a few times I would’ve preferred to see the sources cited in text. A very minor thing, though. Recommended read.
ReadersFavorite4 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Carla Trueheart for Readers' Favorite Climate Change, Land Use and Monetary Policy: The New Trifecta by Geraldine Perry is an expertly written and researched book that centers around the changing climate, pollution, and the economy. The book begins with the background of our climate and agriculture on Earth, including the history of farming, soil use, and The Dust Bowl. Also covered are topics of pollution, carcinogens, acid rain, freshwater contamination, and fracking. Especially interesting was the history of hemp and the green alternatives to oil and gas. Further, the problems of malnutrition, loss of nutrients in food crops, and world hunger were discussed, as well as possible solutions to these problems. Beyond the examination of climate change, the book also digs into the root of the trouble — an economy that is debt dominant. Readers will learn about the history of American economics, from the time of Jefferson and Hamilton, and how that history has an impact on today’s society, Wall Street, and national debt. This is a topic I feel strongly about so I read this book carefully, noting not only the historical background of climate and our economy, but also the possible solutions author Geraldine Perry proposes. While green energy is expensive, some changes in our overall economy would be helpful and bring us into a new age with new energy that is not reliant on fossil fuels. The author also explains the boom and bust cycles, the history of paper money, and how Americans think we can create wealth through debt. All of this leads to a terrific conclusion that ties climate and economics together. Climate Change, Land Use and Monetary Policy: The New Trifecta is an illuminating must-read that includes a wealth of information about climate change and the economy. It is highly recommended to those who feel strongly about the earth and topics of climate and economics.
ReadersFavorite3 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite Climate Change, Land Use and Monetary Policy: The New Trifecta is a non-fiction book by author Geraldine Perry on the subject of global environmental issues. Whilst the rest of the world sits on the CO2 bandwagon, Perry collects together a slew of alternative research from a wide variety of scientific and political disciplines to illustrate that land use presents a considerably larger problem in the face of global warming than the burning of fossil fuels alone. Perry presents a fascinating analysis of language and presentation which the powers that be use to deliver the so-called facts of climate change to the wider world, then proceeds to pull back the curtain and illustrate the truth for her readers with inspiring and informative prose. I’m not much of an activist, but even I’ve begun to uncover the real meanings behind the messages of those with the money, and those profiting from the CO2 reduction imperative that has taken the world by storm. Geraldine Perry highlights the reversal of the starvation of soils as a simple yet hugely effective way to reintroduce vitality into the earth itself, as well as paving some of the way for the legislative and economic structures that need to be put into place to achieve sustainable planet health. Perry writes in an engaging style that makes this kind of science accessible to all levels of reader, making Climate Change, Land Use and Monetary Policy: The New Trifecta an essential read for anyone with an interest in environmental protection and activism.
ReadersFavorite2 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Janelle Fila for Readers' Favorite Climate Change, Land Use and Monetary Policy: The New Trifecta by Geraldine Perry is a hard hitting non-fiction book that doesn’t pull any punches. Perry argues that it is actually America's over-use of land that is causing the climate changes negatively associated with global warming. When a society mines, logs, or farms to extremes in the same space, it can negatively impact the Earth’s permanent structure. Perry argues that this over-use of our natural resources is the real cause of the increase in climate change we see today. Unfortunately, there are many politicians and business owners who are very invested in the current land policy that we have adopted, and stand to lose a lot of money if that policy is changed, especially to the extremes that Perry suggests. I found Climate Change, Land Use and Monetary Policy: The New Trifecta to be very well-written. Global warming is a very interesting topic in the fact that it is so subjective, so to hear a sound scientific argument was fascinating. Perry did an excellent job of making her case and most of her documentation supported her claim. It isn’t an easy claim to make and definitely goes against convention, which made me all the more intrigued to read the supporting facts and listen to what she has to say. I think most readers will be attracted to this new twist on a topic they may have thought they already knew.
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Renee Taylor for Readers' Favorite Climate Change, Land Use and Monetary Policy: The New Trifecta by Geraldine Perry is a non-fiction book that takes a topic people think they already know a lot about and puts a whole new spin on it. Perry believes that the scientific facts of global warming are skewed to promote a political agenda. She argues that nothing will change within our society until people realize that CO2 is to blame and take the necessary steps to implement the proper changes. This will require radical changes that could cost many businesses a lot of money, but it is a change that Perry states the Earth needs desperately. And she has backed up her claims with numerous references from some of the greatest thinkers, economists, historians, and scientists of our time. Reading this book will change the way readers think about global warming, and perhaps inspire the right people to take the proper actions to create a lasting change. I loved the quote that said: “The debate over global warming continues unabated and unresolved.” There is so much misinformation about global warming that a book like Climate Change, Land Use and Monetary Policy: The New Trifecta is needed. Perry effectively cut through the politics surrounding global warming and presented clearly what she believes are the causes and the steps that could be taken to create a solution. I enjoyed reading this book and felt it was presented in a way that was easy to read and understand. The writing was academic but not stuffy. It was persuasive but not pushy, and I appreciated that. Perry gave me the information, but left it up to me to make up my own mind about a subject that is obviously dear to her heart.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Tracy A. Fischer for Readers' Favorite In an extremely well-researched and eye-opening look into the complexities of the interconnectedness of politics and the environment, author Geraldine Perry has given readers a lot to think about in her new book, Climate Change, Land Use and Monetary Policy: The New Trifecta. Examining the work of independent thinkers, economists, scientists and historical evidence, Perry's work challenges the currently acceptable thinking about global warming and its effects. This book drives home the point that the real culprit behind global warming is our misuse of land, especially in agricultural and energy areas. Author Perry has also provided a convincing argument that changing our monetary policy to make it more "land friendly" is the only way our society will be able to make strides toward our current trajectory. I very much enjoyed Climate Change, Land Use and Monetary Policy: The New Trifecta. Author Geraldine Perry has done a fantastic job in creating a book that is both educational and incredibly readable, certainly not always an easy feat. Readers will find themselves really pulled into this well researched book and will continue to turn the pages from the start all the way through the end, determined to learn more about how our society is heading in the wrong direction in terms of our attempts to remedy climate change. Any reader interested in the environment, climate change, the future of our planet, politics or just an intriguing and well-researched read should absolutely pick up this book. I highly recommend Climate Change, Land Use and Monetary Policy: The New Trifecta, and I look forward to reading more from the talented author, Geraldine Perry, in the very near future!