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The Resource Eco-hustle! : global warming, greenwashing, and sustainability, Bruce E. Johansen

Eco-hustle! : global warming, greenwashing, and sustainability, Bruce E. Johansen

Label
Eco-hustle! : global warming, greenwashing, and sustainability
Title
Eco-hustle!
Title remainder
global warming, greenwashing, and sustainability
Statement of responsibility
Bruce E. Johansen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This book brings questions about legislation and economics to the forefront and asks whether today's system can support a true effort at sustainable living. It presents honest - and what some readers may find surprising - answers to inquiries into what is really "good for the environment," such as why corn ethanol may be worse for the atmosphere than oil and why coal capture and sequestration may be the worst "green" idea yet
  • "How many of our efforts to save the environment are effective? Learn how our system is simply masking the symptoms of global warming. Climate change is more than just a buzzword. It is a reality that society and industry have failed to deal with effectively. "Greenwashing," a term that author Bruce E. Johansen defines as the "environmental sleight of hand" performed by technology and advertising, has us convinced that certain "green" practices are sustainable. In his book, Johansen examines the sanctioned activities and practices commonly touted as environmentally responsible and points out their failings. He explains why the global climate change problem is more urgent than many people think, and provides real-world examples of companies that are taking measures with genuine benefits to the environment. Presenting information relevant to every inhabitant of earth and that environmentalists, climate scientists, and students and educators in environmental studies will find essential reading, this book brings questions about legislation and economics to the forefront and asks whether today's system can support a true effort at sustainable living. It presents honest--and what some readers may find surprising--answers to inquiries into what is really "good for the environment," such as why corn ethanol may be worse for the atmosphere than oil and why coal capture and sequestration may be the worst "green" idea yet." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johansen, Bruce E.
Dewey number
363.738/74
Index
index present
LC call number
QC981.8.G56
LC item number
J6377 2015
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QC981.8.G56
NAL item number
J6377 2015
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Global warming
  • Climatic changes
  • Environmental policy
  • Carbon dioxide mitigation
  • Sustainable development
Label
Eco-hustle! : global warming, greenwashing, and sustainability, Bruce E. Johansen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Problems : Why so urgent? Thermal inertia, feedbacks, and tomorrow's news -- Raining on the corn-ethanol parade -- Cap and hustle and other eco-scams: making a buck while the earth burns -- "Clean coal," and other oxymoronic Orwellianisms -- Carbon capture and sequestration: a bad idea whose time has come--and gone -- Geo-engineering: sulfur as savior? -- Greening the Pentagon? The carbon footprint of war -- Degrees of denial: the contrarians' alternative universe -- II. Solutions : Accounting, insurance, and taxation as if it really matters -- Genuine greening in the corporate world -- Conclusion: can the system solve the problem?
Control code
ocn895731338
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 268 pages
Isbn
9781440832512
Lccn
2014046682
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025163926
System control number
(OCoLC)895731338
Label
Eco-hustle! : global warming, greenwashing, and sustainability, Bruce E. Johansen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-254) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Problems : Why so urgent? Thermal inertia, feedbacks, and tomorrow's news -- Raining on the corn-ethanol parade -- Cap and hustle and other eco-scams: making a buck while the earth burns -- "Clean coal," and other oxymoronic Orwellianisms -- Carbon capture and sequestration: a bad idea whose time has come--and gone -- Geo-engineering: sulfur as savior? -- Greening the Pentagon? The carbon footprint of war -- Degrees of denial: the contrarians' alternative universe -- II. Solutions : Accounting, insurance, and taxation as if it really matters -- Genuine greening in the corporate world -- Conclusion: can the system solve the problem?
Control code
ocn895731338
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 268 pages
Isbn
9781440832512
Lccn
2014046682
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025163926
System control number
(OCoLC)895731338

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