A Moment on the Earth, by Gregg Easterbrook
Beginning with the publication of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring almost 35 years ago, a parade of books on the environment has marched up and down the best-seller lists, virtually every one arguing that without radical change in the practices and values of Western civilization, humanity will be doomed. A new book, A Moment on the Earth, has now joined the procession, but it appears to have done so without a fully validated permit.
Gregg Easterbrook, a contributing editor of both the Atlantic and Newsweek, is a dogged researcher and independent thinker who writes with unusual verve, conviction, and wit. He is also a self-declared liberal, who affirms that “I long for examples of government action that serve the common good.” When it comes to the subject of this book, Easterbrook hails “the extraordinary success of modern environmental protection” as “perhaps the best instance of government-led social progress in our age.”
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