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Eco-Imperialism: Green Power Black Death Paperback – January 1, 2010
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Developing countries need to be free to make their own decisions how to improve their people's lives. Great book!" --CS Prakash, Professor of plant genetics, Tuskegee University
Eco-Imperalism provides terrific intellectual ammunition and is outstandingly written." --Rabbi Daniel Lapin, Toward Tradition
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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 ›
The central theme of "Eco-Imperialism" is that wealthy, comfortable activists from the Western countries have been fighting to strangle industrial development across the planet. In the West, it has been a terrible irritant, but in the Third World, and particularly Africa, it has been nothing less than a catastrophe. Driessen estimates that the annual death toll resulting from radical environmental advocacy is somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 million people.
One major cause of the carnage has been the crusade to prevent the use of DDT, the most effective and affordable agent known for combatting malaria. Deaths from this disease, which infects hundreds of millions of people, have been
"due in large part to near-global restrictions on the production, export and use of DDT. Originally imposed in the United States by EPA Administrator William Ruckelshaus in 1972, the DDT prohibitions have been expanded and enforced by NGO pressure, coercive treaties, and threats of economic sanctions by foundations, nations and international aid agencies."
Another source of green mayhem has been the campaign to stop the use of genetically modified crops. The Envirocult has been tireless in its efforts to sabotage these promising new sources of food, thereby frustrating the hopes of the developing countries. Driessen reminds us of the famine in southern Africa in 2002, when the U.S. shipped 26,000 tons of corn to Zambia.Read more ›
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Paul and author of the introductory accolades for this book, Patrick Moore, are neither economists nor environmental scientists. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Yenelli
Within the harmony of the universe, within you and me, if the variability trait ends we die. Climate changes within a rich pattern which looking at from a great distance of time... Read morePublished 7 months ago by F. Henley
Extremely powerful! Forget what you THINK you know about the environmental movement.Published 10 months ago by C Morabito
There are a lot of good ideas in this book. 1) Prosperity requires cheap energy. At the present moment, no “green” energy is cheap. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Roger Sweeny
This is an outstanding statement on how the European elites, environmental greens and their NGO, corporate and governmental allies want to subjugate the world and renounce economic... Read morePublished 13 months ago by George D. Klein, author, Dissensions
I'm not as green as Kermit the frog, but I try to do my part, recycling when I can, reducing use of plastics, and avoiding toxic pesticides and herbicides as much as possible. Read morePublished on August 23, 2012 by Spudman
Driessen has received many accolades for his work. After years of study, he reveals the dark secrets behind the ideological, environmental movement. Read morePublished on March 8, 2010 by Scott Walker
Without commenting on the OVERALL value of this book I would like to focus on a specific and worrisome shortcoming, viz. Read morePublished on February 19, 2010 by Fred Clancey
What you read here is what you may see in your countries. In my case, before reading this book, I knew that environmentalist do not worry much about important facts other than... Read morePublished on December 20, 2009 by Luis Mansilla