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Al Gore’s Earth in the Balance 13

I finished Al Gore’s Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit. It was a heavy book to read in that it had a great deal of sophisticated discussion about science and policy.  Consequently, there were probably things that … Continue reading

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Al Gore’s Earth in the Balance 12: Ideological Flexibility

For my write-up today on Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit, I’ll use as my starting point something that Al Gore says on pages 348-349: “To most of us, the principle sounds unassailable: let the polluter pay.  … Continue reading

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Al Gore’s Earth in the Balance 11

In my latest reading of Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit, Al Gore talked about a Global Marshall Plan for the environment.  This came up in the 1992 Vice-Presidential debate, as Dan Quayle referred to page 304 … Continue reading

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Al Gore’s Earth in the Balance 9: Building Bridges

For my write-up today on Al Gore’s Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit, I’ll start with something that Al Gore says on pages 247-248: “Meanwhile, religious conservatives might be surprised to find that many deeply committed environmentalists … Continue reading

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Al Gore’s Earth in the Balance 8

In my latest reading of Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit, Al Gore talks about addiction and human dysfunction.  What’s this have to do with the environment?  Gore ties these things into the environment by saying that … Continue reading

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Al Gore’s Earth in the Balance 7

In my latest reading of Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit, Al Gore says that environmental damage is actually costly to the economy, particularly in a long-term sense.  When forests are cut down, what is there left … Continue reading

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Al Gore’s Earth in the Balance 6

For my write-up today on Al Gore’s Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit, I’ll start with something that Gore says on page 179: “…men and women who care must be politically empowered to demand and help effect … Continue reading

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