Red Sky at Morning
America and the Crisis of the Global Environment, Second Edition
By James Gustave Speth
(Yale University Press, Paperback, 9780300107760, 352pp.)
Publication Date: April 2005
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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In this powerful book, a renowned environmental leader warns that despite all the international negotiations of the past two decades, efforts to protect Earth’s environment are not succeeding. He explains why this is so and presents eight specific steps that governments and citizens can take to achieve a sustainable future. For this new paperback edition the author has added an Afterword that brings the narrative up to date.
James Gustave Speth is dean and professor in the practice of environmental policy and sustainable development at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University. He founded and was president of the World Resources Institute, co-founded the Natural Resources Defense Council, served as adviser on environmental issues for Presidents Carter and Clinton, and was chief executive officer of the United Nations Development Programme. For his role in bringing the global warming issue to wide public attention, Speth was recently awarded the prestigious Blue Planet Prize.
Gus Speth brought global environmental concerns to the world’s attention nearly a quarter of a century ago. His extraordinary new book is an impassioned plea to take these issues seriously before it is too late. We owe it to our children and grandchildren to read Red Sky at Morning and take action while we can.”Jimmy Carter, former President of the United States
The ultimate insider offers a devastating critique of global environmental efforts.”Eugene Linden, Time
A profoundly sobering study . . . of the nation’s failure to address the probability of global warming.”New York Times Book Review