Chrysler Saves Ozone Layer and Other Ironies
Diabolically opposed world views have set environmentalists and capitalists at opposed sides throughout the 20th Century. Capitalists see a market-driven world while environmentalists dream of a sustainable existence that refuses waste. And though the two are by nature opposed, the three authors of Natural Capitalism see conservation as good economic policy. Now, to convince the rest of the world.
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Book Review by Michael Gutierrez
As the war on terrorism continues, all other issues not related to the war or economy fight for room on the back burner. Most deserve to be there, but others, like the environment, will worsen the longer we ignore it. Environmental degradation will continue to plague us long after the last solider has left the Middle East. Some environmental critics are undoubtedly relieved with the issue's secondary status, saying that the need to improve the economy in a time of war far outweighs any long-term environmental worries. But what if environmentalists and their critics could work together? What if environmental improvements and increasing wealth were no longer seen as mutually exclusive? Paul Hawken and Amory and L. Hunter Lovins convincingly argue that in coming decades the two will save each other.