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Whole Earth Discipline

Whole Earth Discipline is a book by Stewart Brand which is on our list of Recommended reading:

  • Whole Earth Discipline: an Ecopragmatist Manifesto, Atlantic Books, London, 2010. Afterword and references available online.

Taking for granted the fact that global warming is a major problem, Brand begins by listing “3 heresies”: urbanization is green, nuclear power is green, and genetic engineering is green. He presents the case for these in detail. He compares “romantics, scientists and engineers” and explains how the environmental movement needs all three working in synergy. He then turns to “global gardening”. He ends on a dark note by suggesting that we will not get global warming under control in time to avoid the need for geo-engineering. He argues that we should not flinch from beginning to study the options.

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