The End of Doom

The End of Doom

Environmental Renewal in the Twenty-first Century

Book - 2015
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In the past five decades there have been many, many forecasts of impending environmental doom. They have universally been proven wrong. Meanwhile, those who have bet on human resourcefulness have almost always been correct.

In his widely praised book Ecoscam , Ronald Bailey strongly countered environmentalist alarmism, using facts to demonstrate just how wildly overstated many claims of impending ecological doom really were. Now, twenty years later, the Reason Magazine science correspondent is back to assess the future of humanity and the global biosphere. Bailey finds, contrary to popular belief, that many present ecological trends are quite positive. Including:
Falling cancer incidence rates in the United States.
The likelihood of a declining world population by mid-century.
The abundant return of agricultural land to nature as the world reaches peak farmland.
A proven link between increases in national wealth and reductions in air and water pollution
Global warming is a problem, but the cost of clean energy could soon fall below that of fossil fuels.

In The End of Doom, Bailey avoids polemics and offers a balanced, fact-based and ultimately hopeful perspective on our current environmental situation. Now isn't that a breath of fresh air?

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250057679
1250057671
Characteristics: xix, 345 pages ; 25 cm

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Freedoman
Sep 19, 2015

I recommend this book to anybody who has the capacity to be objective concerning the environmental issues that humans are to address now and in the future. It is also a lesson for those who would react to alarmism, whether from the Left or Right, without learning the facts first. Highly readable and very informative.

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