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The Real Environmental Crisis takes a close look at the major environment and resource issues--population growth climate change agriculture and food supply our fisheries, forests, and fossil fuels water and air quality and solar and nuclear power. In each case, Hollander finds compelling evidence that economic development and technological advances can relieve such problems as food shortages, deforestation, air pollution, and land degradation, and provide clean water, adequate energy supplies, and improved public health. The book also tackles issues such as global warming, genetically modified foods, automobile and transportation technologies, and the highly significant Endangered Species Act, which Hollander asserts never would have been legislated in a poor country whose citizens struggle just to survive.
Hollander asks us to look beyond the media's doomsday rhetoric about the state of the environment, for much of it is simply not true, and to commit much more of our resources where they will do the most good--to lifting the world's population out of poverty.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Poverty, Sustainable development, Environmental degradation Economic aspects, Environmental policy Economic aspects