Green Backlash: Global Subversion of the Environmental Movement

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Psychology Press, 1996 - 476 pages
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The tide is turning against environmentalism as the political right, industry and governments fight back.
Green Backlash is a controversial expose of the anti-environmental movement. Tracing the rise of the backlash from the Wise Use movement in the USA, the author reveals its rapid spread worldwide: the anti-roads movement in the UK, forestry debates in Canada and Australia, marine resource issues in Europe, South-East Asia, and controversies such as the Brent Spar.
The backlash is set to get worse as the resource wars intensify. This book offers a greater understanding of the challenges and threats facing global environmentalism, concluding that the environmental movement now has a chance to re-evaluate and change for the better to beat the backlash - a chance that must not be missed.

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Green backlash: global subversion of the environmental movement

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Like Paul and Anne Ehrlich in Betrayal of Science and Reason (LJ 10/15/96), Rowell attempts to show that the environmental movement is under attack around the world. In many of the cases documented by ... Read full review

Green backlash: global subversion of the environmental movement

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Like Paul and Anne Ehrlich in Betrayal of Science and Reason (LJ 10/15/96), Rowell attempts to show that the environmental movement is under attack around the world. In many of the cases documented by ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
CULTURE WARS AND CONSPIRACY TALES
42
A QUESTION OF TREES
182
THE FIGHT FOR THE FORESTS OF CENTRAL
209
DIRTY TRICKS DOWN UNDER
233
232
260
BEATING THE BACKLASH
372
Index
464
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Andrew Rowell is a Freelance Environmental Consultant who has researched and written extensively about contemporary environmental issues with Greenpeace and other organisations.

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