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The Resource Getting to green : saving nature, a bipartisan solution, Frederic C. Rich

Getting to green : saving nature, a bipartisan solution, Frederic C. Rich

Label
Getting to green : saving nature, a bipartisan solution
Title
Getting to green
Title remainder
saving nature, a bipartisan solution
Statement of responsibility
Frederic C. Rich
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Green movement in America has lost its way. Pew polling reveals that the environment is one of the two things about which Republicans and Democrats disagree most. Congress has not passed a landmark piece of environmental legislation for a quarter-century. As atmospheric CO2 continues its relentless climb, even environmental insiders have pronounced 'the death of environmentalism.' In Getting to Green, Frederic C. Rich argues that meaningful progress on urgent environmental issues can be made only on a bipartisan basis. Rich reminds us of American conservation's conservative roots and of the bipartisan political consensus that had Republican congressmen voting for, and Richard Nixon signing, the most important environmental legislation of the 1970s. He argues that faithfulness to conservative principles requires the GOP to support environmental protection, while at the same time he criticizes the Green movement for having drifted too far to the left and too often appearing hostile to business and economic growth. With a clear-eyed understanding of past failures and a realistic view of the future, Getting to Green argues that progress on environmental issues is within reach. The key is encouraging Greens and conservatives to work together in the space where their values overlap--what the book calls 'Center Green.' Center Green takes as its model the hugely successful national land trust movement, which has retained vigorous bipartisan support. Rich's program is pragmatic and non-ideological. It is rooted in the way America is, not in a utopian vision of what it could become. It measures policy not by whether it is the optimum solution but by the two-part test of whether it would make a meaningful contribution to an environmental problem and whether it is achievable politically. Application of the Center Green approach moves us away from some of the harmful orthodoxies of mainstream environmentalism and results in practical and actionable positions on climate change, energy policy, and other crucial issues. This is how we get to Green."--Publisher description
  • "An international corporate lawyer and environmental leader, with a clear understanding of past failures and a realistic view of the future, argues that progress on environmental issues is within reach and presents a pragmatic and non-ideological program that is rooted in the way America is, not in a utopian vision of what it could become, "--NoveList
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rich, Frederic C
Dewey number
363.700973
Index
index present
LC call number
GE197
LC item number
.R54 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Green movement
  • Green movement
  • United States
  • Green movement
  • United States
Label
Getting to green : saving nature, a bipartisan solution, Frederic C. Rich
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
The green agenda in a hyperpartisan America -- It wasn't always this way: a brief history of conservation and the Right -- What went wrong: the Great Estrangement -- The ultimate wedge issue: climate change -- Market fundamentalism: the antienvironmental orthodoxy of the Right -- Uneasy about growth: the anticapitalist tendency in environmentalism -- The Green Movement at fifty -- Getting to green, step one: reconnecting Conservatives with conservation -- Is Conservative environmentalism really possible? -- Getting to green, step two: a philosophy that puts people first -- Getting to green, step three: reforming the Green Movement -- A model for Center Green: the Last Trust Movement in America -- Center Green -- Center Green on climate change -- Center Green on the headline issues: hydro-fracturing and Keystone -- Getting to green: what you can do
Control code
ocn941714546
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
361 pages
Isbn
9780393292473
Lccn
2016000549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025986972
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o941714546
  • (OCoLC)941714546
Label
Getting to green : saving nature, a bipartisan solution, Frederic C. Rich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
The green agenda in a hyperpartisan America -- It wasn't always this way: a brief history of conservation and the Right -- What went wrong: the Great Estrangement -- The ultimate wedge issue: climate change -- Market fundamentalism: the antienvironmental orthodoxy of the Right -- Uneasy about growth: the anticapitalist tendency in environmentalism -- The Green Movement at fifty -- Getting to green, step one: reconnecting Conservatives with conservation -- Is Conservative environmentalism really possible? -- Getting to green, step two: a philosophy that puts people first -- Getting to green, step three: reforming the Green Movement -- A model for Center Green: the Last Trust Movement in America -- Center Green -- Center Green on climate change -- Center Green on the headline issues: hydro-fracturing and Keystone -- Getting to green: what you can do
Control code
ocn941714546
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
361 pages
Isbn
9780393292473
Lccn
2016000549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025986972
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o941714546
  • (OCoLC)941714546

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