Eco-Imperialism: Green Power Black Death Paperback – Jan 1 2010
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About the Author
Paul Driessen is a senior fellow with the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, the Committee for A Constructive Tomorrow, and the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise, which are nonprofit public policy institutes.During a 25-year career that included staff tenures with the United States Senate, Department of Interior and an energy trade association he has spoken and written frequently.
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These radical groups are incredibly well-funded, untaxed, and totally unaccountable. What's worse is that they flatly refuse to engage in any debate whatsoever. They expect their followers to toe the line or be immediately dismissed as corporate ghouls.
Driessen's review of their history and tactics is accurate, verifiable and horrifying. Anyone in politics, the media, or even the environmental movement itself ought to read this book and consider what it says. Driessen gives a voice, and a platform, to the people who are actually affected by decisions made by world bodies, NGO's, and pressure groups. What they speak is the truth as they live it - not conjecture from 2000 miles away.
Eco-Imperialism is a shocking, profound, and desperately needed account of what happens when the privileged Western world decides the fate of millions of people whom they never have to see or hear. Driessen sees, and hears, and shares it all.
Driesen goes on to show how environmentalists keep the Third World populations in poverty by fighting against the use of traditional, affordable sources of energy like coal and fossil fuels. Instead, Greens think other sources like wind and solar should be the only option for these people, disregarding the fact that the technology is no where near advanced enough to provide the energy needs these populations need to pull themselves out of poverty. Ironically, it would take over 10,000 acres of windmills to generate the same amount of electricity a 2-3 acre fossil fuel plant produces. So much for "saving the land."
Driesen does not endorse using fossil fuels forever and ever amen.Read more ›
Farming, Dams, Water sources, pesticides...each issue is fraught with cumulative bad, past decisions...
Wow, Wow, Wow....Who is going to fix this one?
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Driessen is obviously doing the bidding of corporate interests that want access to the world's markets without any accountability for environmental risks or concern for... Read morePublished on March 3 2004
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