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Economical account of our current environmental status,
This review is from: Ecological Debt: The Health of the Planet and the Wealth of Nations (Paperback)
I picked this book up after reading Andrew Simms book, Tescopoly. His writing had impressed me and this book is the same. Just as Tescopology this is an engaging and compelling writing on a complex topic with many thorny issues.
It's rather thought provoking and even if you have doubts about some of the ecological arguments surrounding global warming, you will be interested to read about the attitudes of governments to less arguable issues of pollution and usage of finite resources.
Simms doesn't just go on and on about climate change, although that is a central theme, he also examines the economical impact of global warming (regardless of its cause). There's much about living within our means (as a planet and as individuals) and a really interesting chapter on second world war economies in the face of reduced resources.
An excellent economical account of our current environmental status and how we need to change in the face of our changing climate. Recommended.