Gus Speth’s compelling new analysis and how-to book for the world: The Bridge at the Edge of the World: Capitalism, the Environment, and Crossing from Crisis to Sustainability.
By James Gustave SpethYale
University Press 2008
If human civilization keeps on the
current path, even without a growing population or world economy, the would be
unfit for life by century’s end.
Gus Speth, globally respected environmentalist
and author of Red Sky at Morning, opens his new book with the paradoxical
insight that while the environmental community has grown significantly, the
environment continues to be degrade to a point nearing catastrophe.
The Bridge at the Edge of the World is a critical indictment of the
economics and politics of capitalism. Our collective objective now is to
re-write the operating manual before
it's too late. The book is a veritable “how-to” for sustainability.
Gus Speth is dean of the School of Forestry
and Environmental Studies at Yale
University. He was
Blue Planet Prize for “a lifetime of creative and visionary leadership in the
search for science-based solutions to global environmental problems.”
Listen here for a podcast interview
with the author.