Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility

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Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility

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Written By: Michael Shellenberger       
Narrated By: Jeff Cummings
Date: 03 October 2007
Duration: 09:41:00

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NonFiction Politics Current Affairs Lectures World Affairs Political Science Environment

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Environmental insiders Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus argue that the environmental movement has not evolved with the times and is out of touch with modern American values. They call for a new aspirational politics that will be capable of tackling our most pressing challenges.

'The Death of Environmentalism'...has provoked a civil war among tree-huggers for its assertion that 'modern environmentalism, with all of its unexamined assumptions, outdated concepts, and exhausted strategies, must die so that something new can live.' Sad to say, the authors are right.-New York Times

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Michael Shellenberger

Michael Shellenberger is a candidate for Governor of California, an American author, environmental policy expert, cofounder of Breakthrough Institute and founder of Environmental Progress. He was named a Time magazine Heroes of the Environment (2008), winner of the 2008 Green Book Award, co-editor of Love Your Monsters (2011) and co-author of Break Through (Houghton Mifflin 2007) and The Death of Environmentalism (2004). He and his co-author Ted Nordhaus have been described as "ecological modernists" and "eco-pragmatists." In 2015, Shellenberger joined with 18 other self-described ecomodernists to coauthor An Ecomodernist Manifesto. On November 30, 2017, he announced he would run for Governor of California during a New York Times conference.