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William Vogt (1902–1968)

Autor/a de Road to Survival

5 obres 78 Membres 2 Ressenyes

Obres de William Vogt

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Data de naixement
1902-05-15
Data de defunció
1968-07-11
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
USA
Educació
Bard College
Organitzacions
Planned Parenthood

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Ressenyes

Following a dramatic introduction by Bernard Baruch,
William Vogt, ornithologist and conservation and environmental master,
lays out the necessary strategies for the survival of humans, soil,
animals, plants, and the earth.

To never ending human stupidity goes our refusal to follow his words.

We now have his worst predictions of rising oceans,
disappearing coastlands,
melting glaciers,
totally depleted soils,
erosion filling up streams, rivers, and emptying into the seas,
intense heat and devastating winds,
encroaching deserts,
invasive plants,
eroded land once covered with forests,
mass starvation, violence...and an overall War on Nature.

Vogt is unremittingly honest and depressingly informative
with an overwhelming missive of deadly detail.

Have we learned nothing? He rages that men still "kill for sport."

"One of the most ruinous limiting factors is the capitalistic system -
and this is one of the gravest criticisms that can be leveled at it.

The methods of free competition and the application of the profit motive
have been disastrous to the land.

Book includes 1940s-1959s mild racism ("coolie"), white superiority, and sexism.

An simplified update of his C=B:E equation would be welcome.
… (més)
 
Marcat
m.belljackson | Jul 18, 2021 |
Screed bemoaning population growth from a perspective based in the 1950's Cold War between Soviet Union and USA. Interesting proposal that by feeding the starving, healing the sick , and clothing the poor of the world the United Nations are in fact increasing the misery of mankind.
 
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Wmt477 | Nov 9, 2008 |

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Obres
5
Membres
78
Popularitat
#229,022
Valoració
½ 3.7
Ressenyes
2
ISBN
6

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