• Title : Green Illusions

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  • ISBN: 0803237758

  • Format Type: Paperback

  • Number of Pages: 456 pages


Green Illusions Description

We don t have an energy crisis We have a consumption crisis And this book, which takes aim at cherished assumptions regarding energy, offers refreshingly straight talk about what s wrong with the way we think and talk about the problem Though we generally believe we can solve environmental problems with energy solar cells, wind turbines, and biofuels alternative technologies come with their own side effects and limitations How, for instance, do solar cells cause harm Why can t engineers solve wind power s biggest obstacle Why won t contraception solve the problem of overpopulation lying at the heart of our concerns about energy, and what will This practical, environmentally informed, and lucid book persuasively argues for a change of perspective If consumption is the problem, as Ozzie Zehner suggests, then we need to shift our focus from suspect alternative energies to improving social and political fundamentals walkable communities, improved consumption, enlightened governance, and, most notably, women s rights The dozens of first steps he offers are surprisingly straightforward For instance, he introduces a simple sticker that promises a greater impact than all of the nation s solar cells He uncovers why carbon taxes won t solve our energy challenges and presents two taxes that could Finally, he explores how future environmentalists will focus on similarly fresh alternatives that are affordable, clean, and can actually improve our well being Watch a book trailer..



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thumbnail Title: Green Illusions
Author:Ozzie Zehner
ISBN :0803237758
ranting: 2.5
Reviewer: 6 Reviews
Description: We don t have an energy crisis We have a consumption crisis And this book, which takes aim at cherished assumptions regarding energy, offers refreshingly straight talk about what s wrong with the way

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