In the Light of Humane Nature: Human Values, Nature, the Green Economy, and Environmental Salvation (Hardcover)

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In the Light of Humane Nature: Human Values, Nature, the Green Economy, and Environmental Salvation (Hardcover)

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Despite significant progress in recent decades, the environmental crisis is far from over. We know what needs to change, but we don't seem to know--economically, politically, or socially--how to stop the juggernaut of destructive development and resource depletion. Something continues to undermine our efforts to become a truly sustainable society.
"In the Light of Humane Nature" highlights the positive accomplishments we have made recently in greening the economy and also exposes the underlying causes for our continued march toward disaster. A seasoned environmental professional, Arthur Weissman argues that what causes our environmental problems and stymies solutions ultimately relates to human values and our attitudes toward the world around us, including other humans, other species, and nature as a whole.
He provides a twist on the usual environmental critique of society by demonstrating that we will attain our true relationship to nature only when we embrace the highest human values. When our moral and aesthetic values become all-encompassing and not just self-serving, we will indeed be part of nature and not apart from it. Through this engaging work he encourages all of us to live up to our highest human (and humane) ideals so that we may solve our environmental and social problems and become better human beings in the process.
"In the Light of Humane Nature" weaves personal narrative and autobiographical detail with professional and philosophical discussion to describe the growth of the green economy movement and what it still lacks. Throughout the discussion Weissman sticks to essential concepts all can comprehend, and he concludes with a contemporary solution and appeal to the younger generation.
Arthur B. Weissman, Ph.D. is an environmental professional with over thirty years of experience. As president and CEO of Green Seal, he has led the organization both as a force to promote the green economy and as the premier non-profit certifier of green products and services in the United States. He has also worked for the US Environmental Protection Agency, US Congress, and The Nature Conservancy and has degrees from Johns Hopkins University, Yale University, and Harvard College. His other interests include family, classical music and piano, hiking, birding, reading, and writing.

Product Details ISBN: 9781614488644
ISBN-10: 1614488649
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Publication Date: April 8th, 2014
Pages: 140
Language: English