Apocalypse Never

Apocalypse Never
Author: Michael Shellenberger
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2020-06-30
ISBN: 0063001705
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Apocalypse Never Book Excerpt:

Now a National Bestseller! Climate change is real but it’s not the end of the world. It is not even our most serious environmental problem. Michael Shellenberger has been fighting for a greener planet for decades. He helped save the world’s last unprotected redwoods. He co-created the predecessor to today’s Green New Deal. And he led a successful effort by climate scientists and activists to keep nuclear plants operating, preventing a spike of emissions. But in 2019, as some claimed “billions of people are going to die,” contributing to rising anxiety, including among adolescents, Shellenberger decided that, as a lifelong environmental activist, leading energy expert, and father of a teenage daughter, he needed to speak out to separate science from fiction. Despite decades of news media attention, many remain ignorant of basic facts. Carbon emissions peaked and have been declining in most developed nations for over a decade. Deaths from extreme weather, even in poor nations, declined 80 percent over the last four decades. And the risk of Earth warming to very high temperatures is increasingly unlikely thanks to slowing population growth and abundant natural gas. Curiously, the people who are the most alarmist about the problems also tend to oppose the obvious solutions. What’s really behind the rise of apocalyptic environmentalism? There are powerful financial interests. There are desires for status and power. But most of all there is a desire among supposedly secular people for transcendence. This spiritual impulse can be natural and healthy. But in preaching fear without love, and guilt without redemption, the new religion is failing to satisfy our deepest psychological and existential needs.

Summary Analysis of Apocalypse Never

Summary   Analysis of Apocalypse Never
Author: SNAP Summaries
Publsiher: ZIP Reads
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary Analysis of Apocalypse Never Book Excerpt:

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. SNAP Summaries is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. If you are the author, publisher, or representative of the original work, please contact info[at]snapsummaries[dot]com with any questions or concerns. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/3jEcpI7 In Apocalypse Never, environmental journalist and activist Michael Shellenberger challenges claims of an imminent climate catastrophe and offers practical solutions to some of the most pressing environmental problems today. What does this SNAP Summary Include? - Synopsis of the original book - Key takeaways from each chapter - Why current climate trends give us more reason to be hopeful than fearful - How economic growth and other counterintuitive solutions are the key to saving Earth - Editorial Review - Background on Michael Shellenberger About the Original Book: A lot of what the media and environmental activists tell us about climate and the environment, Shellenberger contends, is grossly exaggerated and in desperate need of being corrected. Global warming is not going to cause an apocalypse in 2030 or any other year, plastics are not that bad, and renewable energy is not really cheaper or better for the environment. Drawing from the latest scientific studies and his experiences travelling the world and researching environmental issues, Shellenberger sets the record straight and explains how accelerating technological advances and economic growth is the key to halting and reversing adverse climate and environmental trends. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, Apocalypse Never. SNAP Summaries is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. If you are the author, publisher, or representative of the original work, please contact info[at]snapsummaries.com with any questions or concerns. Please follow this link: https://amzn.to/3jEcpI7 to purchase a copy of the original book.

Summary of Apocalypse Never

Summary of Apocalypse Never
Author: Intensive Life Publishing
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 76
Release: 2020-09-14
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Apocalypse Never Book Excerpt:

We have ten years left until the world ends. All because of climate change. Is this real, or is it just a political ruse? In this summary and analysis of the #1 Best Seller from Michael Shellenberger, Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All, you will learn: what the organizations, government officials, and activists don't tell you; the science behind climate change; other environmental problems that are bigger than climate change; how to really save the turtles (and of course, earth); ... and much more! In today's digital age, we can access millions of information within our fingertips. But how do you know which ones are relevant to you? That is why we have carefully curated all the essential points from Apocalypse Never into an easy-to-read, short but concise summary book. This summary and analysis can be: your sneak peek before you buy the original book; your reading companion while reading the original book; your supplementary material after you read the original book. Climate change is real, but the apocalypse tied with it is not. *This is an unofficial summary and analysis of Michael Shellenberger's Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All. This book only serves as a guide, is not the original book, and is not endorsed by Michael Shellenberger or his publisher.

A Rebel s Manifesto

A Rebel s Manifesto
Author: Sean McDowell
Publsiher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2022-07-05
ISBN: 1496443942
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Rebel s Manifesto Book Excerpt:

“Sean has a gift for taking tough concepts and bringing them down to earth in practical ways that make a difference.” —William Lane Craig, Ph.D. Following Jesus has never been harder. In a culture that glamorizes sex, chases fame, and shames those who don’t fall in line, it takes a rebel to be a Christian. In this book, Sean McDowell aims to encourage and inspire a generation of rebels who will dare to stand up to the madness in a just and loving manner. A Rebel’s Manifesto offers clear guidance to help people navigate the many moral issues that plague this generation. Students today are oriented toward action on ethical issues, and Sean will not only help them think biblically about various ethical issues, but he will also offer practical steps to make a positive difference in this world. In this book, Sean covers navigating bullying and social media; handling loneliness, pornography, and sex; approaching various conversations around climate change, race, and other controversial issues; and articulating and defending biblical views at school, online, and with friends. Life doesn’t need to devolve into an online shouting match. Sean proposes a better way: to live a life calmly and confidently grounded in biblical truth.

Storylistening

Storylistening
Author: Sarah Dillon,Claire Craig
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2021-11-16
ISBN: 1000467260
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Storylistening Book Excerpt:

Storylistening makes the case for the urgent need to take stories seriously in order to improve public reasoning. Dillon and Craig provide a theory and practice for gathering narrative evidence that will complement and strengthen, not distort, other forms of evidence, including that from science. Focusing on the cognitive and the collective, Dillon and Craig show how stories offer alternative points of view, create and cohere collective identities, function as narrative models, and play a crucial role in anticipation. They explore these four functions in areas of public reasoning where decisions are strongly influenced by contentious knowledge and powerful imaginings: climate change, artificial intelligence, the economy, and nuclear weapons and power. Vivid performative readings of stories from The Ballad of Tam-Lin to The Terminator demonstrate the insights that storylistening can bring and the ways it might be practised. The book provokes a reimagining of what a public humanities might look like, and shows how the structures and practices of public reasoning can evolve to better incorporate narrative evidence. Storylistening aims to create the conditions in which the important task of listening to stories is possible, expected, and becomes endemic. Taking the reader through complex ideas from different disciplines in ways that do not require any prior knowledge, this book is an essential read for policymakers, political scientists, students of literary studies, and anyone interested in the public humanities and the value, importance, and operation of narratives.

Imagining Apocalyptic Politics in the Anthropocene

Imagining Apocalyptic Politics in the Anthropocene
Author: Earl T. Harper,Doug Specht
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2021-09-29
ISBN: 1000453502
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imagining Apocalyptic Politics in the Anthropocene Book Excerpt:

Bringing together scholars from English literature, geography, politics, the arts, environmental humanities and sociology, Imagining Apocalyptic Politics in the Anthropocene contributes to the emerging debate between bodies of thought first incepted by scholars such as Mouffe, Whyte, Kaplan, Hunt, Swyngedouw and Malm about how apocalyptic events, narratives and imaginaries interact with societal and individual agency historically and in the current political moment. Exploring their own empirical and philosophical contexts, the authors examine the forms of political acting found in apocalyptic imaginaries and reflect on what this means for contemporary society. By framing their arguments around either pre-apocalyptic, peri-apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic narratives and events, a timeline emerges throughout the volume which shows the different opportunities for political agency the anthropocenic subject can enact at the various stages of apocalyptic moments. Featuring a number of creative interventions exclusively produced for the work from artists and fiction writers who engage with the themes of apocalypse, decline, catastrophe and disaster, this innovative book will be of great interest to students and scholars of the politics of climate change, the environmental humanities, literary criticism and eco-criticism.

White Skin Black Fuel

White Skin  Black Fuel
Author: Andreas Malm,The Zetkin Collective
Publsiher: Verso Books
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2021-05-18
ISBN: 1839761741
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

White Skin Black Fuel Book Excerpt:

Rising temperatures and the rise of the far right. What disasters happen when they meet? In the first study of the far right’s role in the climate crisis, White Skin, Black Fuel presents an eye-opening sweep of a novel political constellation, revealing its deep historical roots. Fossil-fuelled technologies were born steeped in racism. No one loved them more passionately than the classical fascists. Now right-wing forces have risen to the surface, some professing to have the solution—closing borders to save the nation as the climate breaks down. Epic and riveting, White Skin, Black Fuel traces a future of political fronts that can only heat up.

Facing Apocalypse

Facing Apocalypse
Author: Keller, Catherine
Publsiher: Orbis Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-05-19
ISBN: 1608338770
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Rethinking Environmental Law

Rethinking Environmental Law
Author: Laitos, Jan G.
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2021-08-27
ISBN: 1788976037
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking Environmental Law Book Excerpt:

Challenging historic assumptions about human relationships with nature, Jan G. Laitos examines how environmental laws have addressed environmental problems in the past, and the reasons for the laws' inability to successfully prevent environmental contamination and alterations of critical environmental systems. This forward-thinking book offers a creative and organic alternative to traditional but ultimately unsuccessful environmental rules. It explains the need for a new generation of environmental laws grounded in the universal laws of nature which might succeed where past and current approaches have largely failed.

Clean Energy Exploitations

   Clean    Energy Exploitations
Author: Ronald Stein,Todd Royal
Publsiher: Archway Publishing
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2021-06-04
ISBN: 1665704950
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clean Energy Exploitations Book Excerpt:

The global focus on reducing emissions must be ethical instead of supporting environmental degradation. But too often, we see abuses carried out in the name of “clean” energy. Whether it be mining for exotic minerals and metals to support the world’s passion for electric-vehicle batteries or tapping into the intermittent electricity generated from wind and solar power, Ronald Stein and Todd Royal reveal the costs and benefits of such efforts. They also emphasize the global nature of the problem, noting that the United States of America could cease to exist and we’d see environmental problems get worse. In this book, they answer questions such as: Would the Green New Deal cut worldwide emissions? What toll is energy racism and inequality taking on the world? How effective are renewable forms of energy in meeting our needs? Whose duty is it to reduce harmful pollution? Green advocates often say they support sustainable and ethical coffee, sneakers, handbags, and diamonds—and they claim they won’t tolerate unsafe conditions. But when it comes to green energy and battery energy storage systems for electrical grids and electric vehicles, the authors say it is a different story.

Superabundance

Superabundance
Author: Marian L. Tupy,Gale L. Pooley
Publsiher: Cato Institute
Total Pages: 575
Release: 2022-08-31
ISBN: 1952223407
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Superabundance Book Excerpt:

Generations of people have been taught that population growth makes resources scarcer. In 2021, for example, one widely publicized report argued that “The world's rapidly growing population is consuming the planet's natural resources at an alarming rate . . . the world currently needs 1.6 Earths to satisfy the demand for natural resources ... [a figure that] could rise to 2 planets by 2030.” But is that true? After analyzing the prices of hundreds of commodities, goods, and services spanning two centuries, Marian Tupy and Gale Pooley found that resources became more abundant as the population grew. That was especially true when they looked at “time prices,” which represent the length of time that people must work to buy something. To their surprise, the authors also found that resource abundance increased faster than the population―a relationship that they call superabundance. On average, every additional human being created more value than he or she consumed. This relationship between population growth and abundance is deeply counterintuitive, yet it is true. Why? More people produce more ideas, which lead to more inventions. People then test those inventions in the marketplace to separate the useful from the useless. At the end of that process of discovery, people are left with innovations that overcome shortages, spur economic growth, and raise standards of living. But large populations are not enough to sustain superabundance―just think of the poverty in China and India before their respective economic reforms. To innovate, people must be allowed to think, speak, publish, associate, and disagree. They must be allowed to save, invest, trade, and profit. In a word, they must be free.

Environmental Violence

Environmental Violence
Author: Richard A. Marcantonio
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2022-07-28
ISBN: 1009186566
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Violence Book Excerpt:

The concept of environmental violence (EV) explains the harm that humanity is inflicting upon itself through our pollution emissions. This book argues that EV is present, active, and expanding at alarming rates in the contemporary human niche and in the Earth system. It explains how EV is produced and facilitated by the same inequalities that it creates and reinforces, and suggests that the causes can be attributed to a relatively small portion of the human population and to a fairly circumscribed set of behaviours. While the causes of EV are complex, the author makes this complexity manageable to ensure interventions are more readily discernible. The EV-model developed is both a theoretical concept and an analytical tool, substantiated with rigorous social and environmental scientific evidence, and designed with the intention to help disrupt the cycle of violence with effective policies and real change.

Doom The Politics of Catastrophe

Doom  The Politics of Catastrophe
Author: Niall Ferguson
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2021-05-06
ISBN: 0141995564
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Doom The Politics of Catastrophe Book Excerpt:

'Magisterial ... Immensely readable' Douglas Alexander, Financial Times 'Insightful, productively provocative and downright brilliant' New York Times A compelling history of catastrophes and their consequences, from 'the most brilliant British historian of his generation' (The Times) Disasters are inherently hard to predict. But when catastrophe strikes, we ought to be better prepared than the Romans were when Vesuvius erupted or medieval Italians when the Black Death struck. We have science on our side, after all. Yet the responses of many developed countries to a new pathogen from China were badly bungled. Why? While populist rulers certainly performed poorly in the face of the pandemic, Niall Ferguson argues that more profound pathologies were at work - pathologies already visible in our responses to earlier disasters. Drawing from multiple disciplines, including economics and network science, Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe offers not just a history but a general theory of disaster. As Ferguson shows, governments must learn to become less bureaucratic if we are to avoid the impending doom of irreversible decline. 'Stimulating, thought-provoking ... Readers will find much to relish' Martin Bentham, Evening Standard

The Politics of the Earth

The Politics of the Earth
Author: John S. Dryzek
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2021-11-16
ISBN: 019885174X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of the Earth Book Excerpt:

The Politics of the Earth is an innovative and highly respected introduction to environmental politics through a discourse-centred approach. From sustainability to green radicalism, this is the most comprehensive guide to understanding how discourses shape environmental affairs.

Climate Change in Popular Culture A Warming World in the American Imagination

Climate Change in Popular Culture  A Warming World in the American Imagination
Author: James Craig Holte
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2022-06-30
ISBN: 1440878080
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change in Popular Culture A Warming World in the American Imagination Book Excerpt:

Climate Change in Popular Culture: A Warming World in the American Imagination is the first study that includes analyses of both fiction and popular nonfiction works devoted to climate change. In addition, the book examines a number of classic works from the perspective of the growing field of climate change literature and includes a brief history of climate change science as well basic scientific definitions, all intended for general readers. The text provides an introduction to the science, politics, and economics of climate change. It also includes both historical overviews and potential probable futures projected by leading climate scientists and environmental writers. In addition, the text looks at how such creative writers and directors as Margaret Atwood, John Steinbeck, Paulo Bacigalupi, Kim Stanley Robinson, T. C. Boyle, Michael Crichton, and Octavia Butler, among others, have used the disasters caused by climate change in their work.

Sustainable Marketing

Sustainable Marketing
Author: Mark Peterson
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2021-04-28
ISBN: 1529769272
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Marketing Book Excerpt:

Building on the idea that holistic marketing strategies allow firms to assess risk and realise opportunities, this book draws on new research and industry examples to help you recognize effective sustainability practices that benefit companies, stakeholders and society. With an issue-based approach that dissects the interplay between marketing and society, the author encourages readers to critically engage with the changing nature of markets; how companies can adapt to sustainability guidelines and environmental threats while still remaining profitable in today’s global market. Using a range of examples including Costco, Juul, Facebook, Patagonia and Bitcoin, Peterson highlights the importance of social issues facing businesses today such as poverty alleviation, the drive towards more ‘green’ living, corporate social responsibility within firms and political pressures such as emissions guidelines and reducing the global carbon footprint. The Mavericks Who Made It feature also highlights key entrepreneurs throughout history, their key successes and their impact on sustainable marketing.

The Truth about Energy Global Warming and Climate Change

The Truth about Energy  Global Warming  and Climate Change
Author: Jerome R. Corsi
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 543
Release: 2022-07-26
ISBN: 163758279X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Truth about Energy Global Warming and Climate Change Book Excerpt:

This book exposes the truth that the climate change hoax is a political movement aimed at eliminating capitalism by spreading alarming disinformation that in order to “save the Earth” from global warming, we must reduce carbon dioxide emissions by switching from hydrocarbon fuels to renewable energies. The Truth about Energy, Global Warming, and Climate Change: Exposing Climate Lies in an Age of Disinformation reveals a science-based understanding of Earth’s climate and temperature that Green New Deal proponents are trying to hide. In the pages of this book, you will see scientifically documented evidence for many facts that the radical left denies. Want to know the truth about how energy, temperature, and climate work? Read The Truth about Energy, Global Warming, and Climate Change—but prepare to be shocked. Jerome R. Corsi has conducted a tour-de-force examination of peer-reviewed climate science that exposes the neo-Marxists behind today’s anti-capitalist global warming hoax.

Tomorrow s People

Tomorrow s People
Author: Paul Morland
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2022-03-17
ISBN: 1529046025
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tomorrow s People Book Excerpt:

The great forces of population change – the balance of births, deaths and migrations – have made the world what it is today. They have determined which countries are superpowers and which languish in relative obscurity, which economies top the international league tables and which are at best also-rans. The same forces that have shaped our past and present are shaping our future. Illustrating this through ten illuminating indicators, from the fertility rate in Singapore (one) to the median age in Catalonia (forty-three), Paul Morland shows how demography is both a powerful and an under-appreciated lens through which to view the global transformations that are currently underway. Tomorrow’s People ranges from the countries of West Africa where the tendency towards large families is combining with falling infant mortality to create the greatest population explosion ever witnessed, to the countries of East Asia and Southern Europe where generations of low birth-rate and rising life expectancy are creating the oldest populations in history. Morland explores the geographical movements of peoples that are already under way – portents for still larger migrations ahead – which are radically changing the cultural, ethnic and religious composition of many societies across the globe, and in their turn creating political reaction that can be observed from Brexit to the rise of Donald Trump. Finally, he looks at the two underlying motors of change – remarkable rises in levels of education and burgeoning food production – which have made all these epochal developments possible. Tomorrow’s People provides a fascinating, illuminating and thought-provoking tour of an emerging new world. Nobody who wants to understand that world should be without it.

High Conflict

High Conflict
Author: Amanda Ripley
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2022-04-05
ISBN: 1982128577
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

High Conflict Book Excerpt:

When we are baffled by the insanity of the “other side”—in our politics, at work, or at home—it’s because we aren’t seeing how the conflict itself has taken over. That’s what “high conflict” does. It’s the invisible hand of our time. And it’s different from the useful friction of healthy conflict. That’s good conflict, and it’s a necessary force that pushes us to be better people. High conflict is what happens when discord distills into a good-versus-evil kind of feud, the kind with an us and a them. In this state, the brain behaves differently. We feel increasingly certain of our own superiority, and everything we do to try to end the conflict, usually makes it worse. Eventually, we can start to mimic the behavior of our adversaries, harming what we hold most dear. In this “compulsively readable” (Evan Osnos, National Book Award-winning author) book, New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist Amanda Ripley investigates how good people get captured by high conflict—and how they break free. Our journey begins in California, where a world-renowned conflict expert struggles to extract himself from a political feud. Then we meet a Chicago gang leader who dedicates his life to a vendetta—only to realize, years later, that the story he’d told himself about the conflict was not quite true. Next, we travel to Colombia, to find out whether thousands of people can be nudged out of high conflict at scale. Finally, we return to America to see what happens when a group of liberal Manhattan Jews and conservative Michigan corrections officers choose to stay in each other’s homes in order to understand one another better, even as they continue to disagree. All these people, in dramatically different situations, were drawn into high conflict by similar forces, including conflict entrepreneurs, humiliation, and false binaries. But ultimately, all of them found ways to transform high conflict into good conflict, the kind that made them better people. They rehumanized and recatego­rized their opponents, and they revived curiosity and wonder, even as they continued to fight for what they knew was right. People do escape high conflict. Individuals—even entire communities—can short-circuit the feedback loops of outrage and blame, if they want to. This is an “insightful and enthralling” (The New York Times Book Review) book—and a mind-opening new way to think about conflict that will transform how we move through the world.

Climate Change Torn between Myth and Fact

Climate Change  Torn between Myth and Fact
Author: Constantin Cranganu
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 421
Release: 2021-07-16
ISBN: 1527572595
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Climate Change Torn between Myth and Fact Book Excerpt:

This book is both a plea and an invitation to consider climate change from a multi-faceted perspective, taking into account (geo)physical, social, cultural, psychological, religious, mythological, economic, and judicial viewpoints, among others. As such, it will serve as a useful and necessary guide towards a better understanding of our own mental structures and systems of preferences, ideologies, or beliefs.