Break Through

Break Through

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Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger triggered a firestorm with the publication of Break Through, contending that the politics that dealt with acid rain and smog cana€™t deal with global warming.The nations that ratified the Kyoto protocol have seen their greenhouse gas emissions go up, not down. And the destruction of tropical rain forests, a key driver of global warming, has accelerated.What todaya€™s ecological crises demand, say the authors, is not that we constrain human power but rather unleash it.We must go beyond interest group environmentalism and liberalism to create a politics focused as much on uncommon greatness as on the common good. a€œTo win, Nordhaus and Shellenberger persuasively argue, environmentalists must stop congratulating themselves for their own willingness to confront inconvenient truths and must focus on building a politics of shared hope rather than relying on a politics of feara€ (New York Times Book Review). Break Through is the first step in a new progressive movement that will influence the political debate for years to come.his book was born from an essay, a€œThe Death of Environmentalism: Global Warming Politics in a Post-Environmental ... The most quoted lines in the essay were these: Martin Luther King Jr.a#39;s a€œI have a dreama€ speech is famous because it putanbsp;...

Title:Break Through
Author:Michael Shellenberger, Ted Nordhaus
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 2009-03-10


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