Writing especially for people who've tuned out the environmental debate, Rob Jackson persuasively argues that we're at a crucial turning point in environmental history, where choices we make now will determine the quality of life into the unforeseeable future. Laying out the scientific facts in plain language and with flashes of humor, he shows how the escalation of population growth and resource consumption in the twentieth century caused problems from ozone depletion to global warming, habitat destruction, and biodiversity loss. At the same time, however, he highlights ongoing solutions to these problems and ways in which we can create a sustainable future for subsequent generations and all life on earth. His urgent message is not that we've already failed, but that we can succeed.
|Publication date:||1st November 2002|
|Author:||Rob Jackson, John Graves|
|Publisher:||University of Texas Press|
|Categories:||Environmentalist thought & ideology, Popular science, Social forecasting, future studies,|
ROB JACKSON is Associate Professor in the Department of Biology and Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke University and Director of Duke's Program in Ecology.More About Rob Jackson, John Graves