Ignoring the Apocalypse: Why Planning to Prevent Environmental Catastrophe Goes Astray

Author:   David Howard Davis
Publisher:   ABC-CLIO
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9780275996635


Pages:   248
Publication Date:   30 June 2007
Format:   Hardback
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Author:   David Howard Davis
Publisher:   ABC-CLIO
Imprint:   Praeger Publishers Inc
Dimensions:   Width: 15.50cm , Height: 2.50cm , Length: 23.50cm
Weight:   0.544kg
ISBN:  

9780275996635


ISBN 10:   0275996638
Pages:   248
Publication Date:   30 June 2007
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained
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Davis has served in the US government and as a consultant on energy and environmental issues for some three decades. Picking up on America's love affair with apocalypse, inherited from the Puritans, he discusses four threats that could destroy the world as we know it: global climate change, nuclear war, over-population, and the energy crisis. - Reference & Research Book News Davis provides a critical assessment of how Americans go about understanding environmental catastrophes, including the formulation of plans for averting or mitigating the expected outcomes. He examines the reason why Americans often ignore impending dangers, even apocalyptic ones based on rigorous scientific and mathematical analysis, and why government solutions and policies often fail to deal realistically with their potential consequences for future generations of people and ecosystems...This is an important book to read in order to learn how people, Americans in particular, go about framing or avoiding issues that have dire consequences for the quality of human life. Recommended. Upper-division undergraduate through professional collections. - Choice


What could be more timely in an era when claims of crises of biblical proportion are de rigueur in environmental policy debates than David Davis's Ignoring the Apocalypse? His book offers substantive depth, historical and political perspective, and rhetorical context as Davis traces the evolution of contemporary debates over population control, global warming, nuclear war, and energy. Apocalypse is an erudite and accessible tale of how competing views of science, statistics, and strategic advantage have driven, and continue to drive, environmental debates. -Robeert F. Durant Professor of Public Administration and Policy, American University author of The Greening of the U.S. Military and Environmental Governance Reconsidered


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David Howard Davis is Professor of Political Science at the University of Toledo. He formerly taught at the University of Wyoming, Cornell, and Rutgers. He has been an energy consultant and has served in the U.S. Department of the Interior. His experience includes stints as an analyst at the Congressional Research Service and as a faculty fellow at the General Accounting Office. Davis is the author of three previous books.

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