Red Sky at Morning - Speth, James Gustave - Yale University Press

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Red Sky at Morning

America and the Crisis of the Global Environment, Second Edition

  • James Gustave Speth; With a new afterword on climate change
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Winner of the 2005 Connecticut Book Award in the nonfiction book category.

Chosen as an "Outstanding" title in the year 2007 by the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) University Press Books for Public and Secondary Schools Libraries

Winner of the 2005 IPPY Award in the Environment/Ecology/Nature Category given by the Independent Publisher Online Magazine

In this powerful book, a renowned environmental leader warns that despite all the international negotiations of the past two decades, efforts to protect Earth’s environment are not succeeding. He explains why this is so and presents eight specific steps that governments and citizens can take to achieve a sustainable future. For this new paperback edition the author has added an Afterword that brings the narrative up to date.

James Gustave Speth is dean and professor in the practice of environmental policy and sustainable development at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University. He founded and was president of the World Resources Institute, co-founded the Natural Resources Defense Council, served as adviser on environmental issues for Presidents Carter and Clinton, and was chief executive officer of the United Nations Development Programme. For his role in bringing the global warming issue to wide public attention, Speth was recently awarded the prestigious Blue Planet Prize.