Political Science - Public Policy - Environmental Policy

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Green Tyranny: Exposing the Totalitar...

Rupert Darwall’s Green Tyranny traces the alarming origins of the green agenda, revealing how environmental scares have been deployed by our global rivals as a political instrument to contest American power around the world. Drawin...

Published: Mar 2019

Game Changers: Energy on the Move

Robert C. Armstrong

It is becoming increasingly obvious that the United States needs reliable and inexpensive energy to propel our economy and protect our national security interests. Game Changers presents five research and development efforts from Amer...

Published: Jun 2014

The Plundered Planet: Why We Must--an...

Paul Collier

Paul Collier's The Bottom Billion was greeted as groundbreaking when it appeared in 2007, winning the Estoril Distinguished Book Prize, the Arthur Ross Book Award, and the Lionel Gelber Prize. Now, in The Plundered Planet, Collier bui...

Published: Nov 2011

Will China Save the Planet?

Barbara Finamore

Now that Trump has turned the United States into a global climate outcast, will China take the lead in saving our planet from environmental catastrophe? Many signs point to yes. China, the world's largest carbon emitter, is leading a ...

Published: Nov 2018

The Truth Has Changed

Josh Fox

The Emmy Award–winning creator of GASLAND tells his intimate and damning, personal story of our world in crisis. With a foreword by Bill McKibben.            The rules have changed.            The water has c...

Published: Sep 2018

Facing the Population Challenge: Wisd...

Marilyn Hempel

This book is for all who have ever pondered the fate of humanity and the biosphere and asked, "What can I do?" Fifteen elders—giants in the field of human population and development—share their vision of a more just, pea...

Published: Apr 2014

Carbon Capture

Howard J. Herzog

A concise overview of carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS), a promising but overlooked climate change mitigation pathway.The burning of fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide (CO2), and these CO2 emissions are a major driver of clim...

Published: Aug 2018

This Land Is Our Land: How We Lost th...

Ken Ilgunas

Private property is everywhere. Almost anywhere you walk in the United States, you will spot “No Trespassing” and “Private Property” signs on trees and fence posts. In America, there are more than a billion acres of grassland ...

Published: Apr 2018


Finn Arne Jorgensen

An overview of recycling as an activity and a process, following different materials through the waste stream.

Published: Nov 2019

Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Mi...

Todd Miller

"A galvanizing forecast of global warming's endgame and a powerful indictment of America's current stance."—Kirkus ReviewsAs global warming accelerates, droughts last longer, floods rise higher, and super-storms become mor...

Published: Aug 2017

Powering Forward: What Every American...

Bill Ritter Jr

A historic energy revolution is underway in the United States. Wind, sunlight, and other sustainable resources are now the fastest growing sources of energy in the U.S. and worldwide. American families are installing power plants on t...

Published: Mar 2016

We're Doomed. Now What?: Essays on Wa...

Roy Scranton

An American Orwell for the age of Trump, Roy Scranton faces the unpleasant facts of our day with fierce insight and honesty. We're Doomed. Now What? penetrates to the very heart of our time.Our moment is one of alarming and bewilderin...

Published: Jul 2018

Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and ...

Vandana Shiva

Genetic engineering and the cloning of organisms are "the ultimate expression of the commercialization of science and the commodification of nature.… Life itself is being colonized," according to renowned environmentalist ...

Published: May 2016

Staying Alive: Women, Ecology, and De...

Vandana Shiva

Inspired by women's struggles for the protection of nature as a condition for human survival, award-winning environmentalist Vandana Shiva shows how ecological destruction and the marginalization of women are not inevitable, economica...

Published: Mar 2016

Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a ...

Alan Weisman

A powerful investigation into the chances for humanity's future from the author of the bestseller The World Without Us.In his bestselling book The World Without Us, Alan Weisman considered how the Earth could heal and even refill empt...

Published: May 2014

Unprecedented Climate Mobilization: A...

Elizabeth Woodworth

It is now widely recognized that global warming poses an existential threat to the world as serious as nuclear war. And yet, despite the urgency, despite UN engagement, governments have not stepped up to the plate. The wo...

Published: Oct 2016
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