When dealing with controversial topics of the day, it’s best to gather as much information as possible from the most comprehensive array of sources. It is easy to be swayed to believe what is said by those that occupy the “bully pulpit” or possess the loudest voice in the room. In his book “Apocolypse Never,” author Michael Schellenberger provides information and solutions to many of the challenges facing the world’s occupants. He touches on climate change, nuclear power, conservation, feeding our planet, and other issues we face.
“Despite decades of news media attention, many remain ignorant of basic facts. Carbon emissions peaked and have been declining in most developed nations for over a decade. Deaths from extreme weather, even in poor nations, declined 80 percent over the last four decades. And the risk of Earth warming to very high temperatures is increasingly unlikely thanks to slowing population growth and abundant natural gas. Curiously, the people who are the most alarmist about the problems also tend to oppose the obvious solutions. What’s really behind the rise of apocalyptic environmentalism? There are powerful financial interests. There are desires for status and power. But most of all there is a desire among supposedly secular people for transcendence. This spiritual impulse can be natural and healthy. But in preaching fear without love, and guilt without redemption, the new religion is failing to satisfy our deepest psychological and existential needs.”
This book is a worthwhile read and will provide a perspective that is not always available on the daily news feed.