Environmentalism (by David Peterson Del Mar)

Author(s): David Peterson Del Mar

Publisher: Routledge
Publish date: 2006-09-21
ISBN-10: 0582772974
ISBN-13: 9780582772977
Language: English
Environmental movements have produced some impressive
results, including cleaner air and the preservation of
selected species and places. But movements that
challenged western prosperity and comfort seldom made much
progress, and many radical environmentalists have been
unabashed utopianists. 
In this short guide, Peterson del Mar untangles this paradox by
showing how prosperity is essential to environmentalism.
Industrialisation made conservation sensible, but also
drove people to look for meaning in nature even as they
consumed its products more relentlessly…. more…

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