The Resource Eco-scam : the false prophets of ecological apocalypse, Ronald Bailey

Eco-scam : the false prophets of ecological apocalypse, Ronald Bailey

Label
Eco-scam : the false prophets of ecological apocalypse
Title
Eco-scam
Title remainder
the false prophets of ecological apocalypse
Statement of responsibility
Ronald Bailey
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Fifteen years ago, we were warned to prepare for the next Ice Age. Today, we worry about our ever-shrinking ozone layer and the looming threat of global warming. Ever since the atomic bomb, the public and policymakers have been barraged by predictions of imminent environmental doom - none of which came true, and, Ronald Bailey asserts, none of which probably ever will come true." "In this timely, hard-hitting book, Bailey explores and explodes the popular myths of global disaster, from "nuclear winter" to the depletion of nonrenewable resources. Who are the "prophets of doom" whose apocalyptic visions keep their lecture calendars full and their audiences in constant anticipation of the world's end? What effect are they having on the economic and environmental policies that will shape our planet's future?" "Bailey, a PBS producer and former Forbes science writer, offers clear and compelling arguments to debunk the popular grim prophecies. In the process, he questions the wisdom of such established environmental gurus as Carl Sagan, Jeremy Rifkin, Paul Ehrlich, and Barry Commoner: Are they activists or alarmists?" "In a book sure to raise discussion, debate, and controversy, Bailey assures us that while the earth is in far better shape than we've been led to believe, a few highly paid, highly regarded "intellectuals" are building successful careers out of convincing us otherwise, and diverting scarce resources into foolish and unnecessary programs."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bailey, Ronald
Index
no index present
LC call number
GE140
LC item number
.B35 1993
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Environmental degradation
  • Environmentalists
  • Environnement
  • Environnementalistes
  • Environmental degradation
  • Environmentalists
  • Endzeiterwartung
  • Umweltkatastrophe
Label
Eco-scam : the false prophets of ecological apocalypse, Ronald Bailey
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Thomas Dunne book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The imagination of disaster -- The countdown to doomsday begins -- The end of hunger -- The depletion myth -- The refrigerator effect -- Dr. Frankenstein's dream -- The doomsday machine -- The hole in the sky -- The sky is falling -- The media and the messiahs
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780312086985
Lccn
92036035
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27148642
  • (OCoLC)ocm27148642
Label
Eco-scam : the false prophets of ecological apocalypse, Ronald Bailey
Publication
Note
"A Thomas Dunne book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The imagination of disaster -- The countdown to doomsday begins -- The end of hunger -- The depletion myth -- The refrigerator effect -- Dr. Frankenstein's dream -- The doomsday machine -- The hole in the sky -- The sky is falling -- The media and the messiahs
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 228 pages
Isbn
9780312086985
Lccn
92036035
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27148642
  • (OCoLC)ocm27148642

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