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The Resource The optimistic environmentalist : progressing towards a greener future, David R. Boyd

The optimistic environmentalist : progressing towards a greener future, David R. Boyd

Label
The optimistic environmentalist : progressing towards a greener future
Title
The optimistic environmentalist
Title remainder
progressing towards a greener future
Statement of responsibility
David R. Boyd
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Yes, the world faces substantial environmental challenges -- climate change, pollution, and extinction. But the surprisingly good news is that we have solutions to these problems. In the past fifty years, a remarkable number of environmental problems have been solved, while substantial progress is ongoing on others. The Optimistic Environmentalist chronicles these remarkable success stories. Endangered species -- from bald eagles to gray whales -- pulled back from the precipice of extinction. Thousands of new parks, protecting billions of hectares of land and water. The salvation of the ozone layer, vital to life on Earth. The exponential growth of renewable energy powered by wind, water, and sun. The race to be the greenest city in the world. Remarkable strides in cleaning up the air we breathe and the water we drink. The banning of dozens of the world's most toxic chemicals. A circular economy where waste is a thing of the past. Past successes pave the way for even greater achievements in the future. Providing a powerful antidote to environmental despair, this book inspires optimism, leading readers to take action and exemplifying how change can happen. A bright green future is not only possible, it's within our grasp.""--Publisher's description
Additional physical form
Issued also in electronic format.
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boyd, David R.
Dewey number
363.7
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
GE170
LC item number
.B69 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental protection
  • Sustainable development
  • Environmentalism
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental protection
  • Environmentalism
  • Sustainable development
Label
The optimistic environmentalist : progressing towards a greener future, David R. Boyd
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 205-216)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the importance of being optimistic -- Part I: the big picture -- Nature's comeback stories -- The renewable energy revolution -- The circular economy -- Part II: healthy environment, healthy people -- Cleaner air -- Saving the ozone layer -- Taps, toilets, and farms -- Global detox -- Part III: the built environment -- The greenest city decathlon -- The future of buildings -- Electrifying transport -- Conclusion: from optimism to action
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxv, 219 pages
Isbn
9781770412385
Lccn
2014482345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
  • ocn898911528
  • (OCoLC)898911528
Label
The optimistic environmentalist : progressing towards a greener future, David R. Boyd
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 205-216)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the importance of being optimistic -- Part I: the big picture -- Nature's comeback stories -- The renewable energy revolution -- The circular economy -- Part II: healthy environment, healthy people -- Cleaner air -- Saving the ozone layer -- Taps, toilets, and farms -- Global detox -- Part III: the built environment -- The greenest city decathlon -- The future of buildings -- Electrifying transport -- Conclusion: from optimism to action
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxv, 219 pages
Isbn
9781770412385
Lccn
2014482345
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
  • ocn898911528
  • (OCoLC)898911528

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