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The green movement

Author: Debra A Miller
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2010.
Series: Current controversies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays that provides varying perspectives on the green movement, discussing if it is a viable reform effort, if it can benefit the economy, if it is worth the extra costs to consumers, and its potential outcomes.
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Genre/Form: Young adult literature
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Debra A Miller
ISBN: 9780737749137 073774913X 9780737749144 0737749148
OCLC Number: 502304944
Description: 219 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Is the green movement a viable reform effort? The green movement has developed a broad consensus devoted to a sustainable world / Alex Steffen ; Corporations will drive green practices into the mainstream / Charles Lockwood ; Green economy has been historically elusive / Joshua Green ; Modern green movement is divided about how to address climate change / Jeffrey Ball ; Green movement cannot be trusted because it is hostile to science and technology / Anthony Giddens --
Will the green movement benefit the economy? The green business movement is taking off / Michael S. Rosenwald ; A green economy will produce many new green jobs / John Podesta ; A green economy could lift millions out of poverty / Preeti Mangala Shekar and Tram Nguyen ; The benefits to green marketing are more than hype / Stuart Atkins ; There are many barriers to a green economy / Paul Hannam ; Green jobs will be too expensive / George Will ; The top green companies are also major polluters / Ash Allen ; Re-engineering the world's energy system will be difficult and costly / Robert J. Samuelson --
Is going green worth the extra costs to consumers? Buying green products pays off in the long run / Yumi Araki ; The extra costs of going green on consumer products are often justified / Kimberly Palmer ; There are few extra costs and many lasting benefits to green building design / Jennifer Crawford and Peter Morris ; Cap-and-trade legislation will create only a modest increase in homeowners' energy costs / Congressional Budget Office ; Cap and trade will be costly for consumers, but it is the best option for reducing carbon emissions / Neal Dikeman ; Hybrid cars may or may not be worth the extra cost / Lauren DeAngelis ; Consumers' costs for cap-and-trade legislation are grossly underestimated / David W. Kreutzer, Karen Campbell, and Nicolas D. Loris ; Cap-and-trade legislation is a convoluted scheme to impose a new tax on American families / David Harsanyi --
What is the future of the green movement? The green movement must articulate a vision for a positive green future / Joel Makower ; African Americans need to be included in the green agenda ; Green technology will create economic opportunity / Associated Press ; Green-collar jobs are the future for the next generation workforce / Wendy Priesnitz ; The U.S. Congress must pass cap-and-trade legislation to move America into clean energy / Ed Perry ; The world must figure out how to mesh economic development with good environmental policies / Anne Applebaum ; A low-carbon economy will create a livable future / Alok Jha ; The new green movement will upgrade our civilization / Alex Steffen.
Series Title: Current controversies.
Responsibility: Debra A. Miller, book editor.

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A collection of essays that provides varying perspectives on the green movement, discussing if it is a viable reform effort, if it can benefit the economy, if it is worth the extra costs to consumers, and its potential outcomes.

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