The Third Revolution
A review of the major forces affecting the quality and availability of land, water and air. The author shows how fast population growth in the Third World and extraordinary levels of poverty, overconsumption and waste, and damaging technologies in industrial nations have combined to create the biggest environmental crisis in human history. He disentangles complex debates and provides first hand evidence in a way that allows the reader to think and then argues against alternative arguments, but neglects the political dimension. He suggests that these crises demand a "Third revolution" (after the agricultural and industrial revolutions) for ecological sustainability.