Embracing Philanthropic Environmentalism

The Grand Responsibility of Stewardship


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About the Book

This book addresses urban ecology, green technology, problems with climate change prediction, groundwater contamination, invasive species and many other topics, and offers a guardedly optimistic interpretation of humanity’s place in nature and our unique caretaker role. Drawing upon scholarly and media sources, the author presents a common-sense analysis of environmental science, debunking eco-apocalyptic thinking along the way. Compromised science masquerading as authoritative is revealed as a fundraising and policy-influencing crusade by the environmental elite, overshadowing unambiguous problems like environmental racism.

About the Author(s)

Will Sarvis is widely published in matters of environment and law. His previous works have appeared in Environmental History Review, Urban Lawyer, British Journal of American Legal Studies, Journal of Natural Resources and Environmental Law, and many other publications. He lives in Eugene, Oregon.

Bibliographic Details

Will Sarvis
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 274
Bibliographic Info: 25 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7736-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3574-3
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v
Preface 1
Introduction 5
1. Cosmos and Chaos 17
2. Untenable Eden 30
3. Some Problems with Science 50
4. Environmental Science and Journalism 67
5. An ­Ever-Changing Climate 78
6. Species Hysteria 102
7. A Spectrum of Concerns 131
8. Viable Green 154
9. Rural Stewardship, Old and New 170
10. Modified Habitats 191
Afterword 207
Chapter Notes 213
Bibliography 244
Index 263