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Road to Survival

de William Vogt

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Road to Survival is a 1948 book by William Vogt. It was a major inspiration for the modern environmentalist movement. "THE COST OF MODERN WAR, AS WELL AS THE COST OF peaceful living, has risen so sharply that we have built a structure of indebtedness that is a danger to our entire economic structure. Our outstanding bills comprise national, state, and municipal debts, including legal obligations to veterans, and implied promises to pay for growing, government-sponsored social responsibilities. Since our real wealth-as opposed to the product of government printing presses-is drawn from the earth, in always limited quantities, as minerals, food, wood, water, and wildlife, destruction of the earth's surface, and waste of its products have a cogent meaning that touches the life, today and tomorrow, of every human being. Because of the great abundance of the earth's resources we have taken them for granted. But now, over most of the globe, as this book shows, we are face to face with a serious depletion of "resource capital." More than one country is already bankrupt. Such bankruptcy has wiped out civilizations in the past; there is no reason for thinking we can escape the same fate, unless we change our ways."-Introduction… (més)
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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. ( )
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Road to Survival is a 1948 book by William Vogt. It was a major inspiration for the modern environmentalist movement. "THE COST OF MODERN WAR, AS WELL AS THE COST OF peaceful living, has risen so sharply that we have built a structure of indebtedness that is a danger to our entire economic structure. Our outstanding bills comprise national, state, and municipal debts, including legal obligations to veterans, and implied promises to pay for growing, government-sponsored social responsibilities. Since our real wealth-as opposed to the product of government printing presses-is drawn from the earth, in always limited quantities, as minerals, food, wood, water, and wildlife, destruction of the earth's surface, and waste of its products have a cogent meaning that touches the life, today and tomorrow, of every human being. Because of the great abundance of the earth's resources we have taken them for granted. But now, over most of the globe, as this book shows, we are face to face with a serious depletion of "resource capital." More than one country is already bankrupt. Such bankruptcy has wiped out civilizations in the past; there is no reason for thinking we can escape the same fate, unless we change our ways."-Introduction

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