From the Back Cover
As a nation, we are committed in principle to environmental protection. But on a practical level, heated debates rage over exactly what that means. From global warming and biodiversity to food safety, environmental problems continue to bedevil regulators in a widening range of contexts. Eco-pragmatism
takes on the most critical controversies in environmental law today: how to weigh economic costs against environmental quality and human life, how to assess the long time horizons of environmental problems, and how to make appropriate decisions in the face of scientific uncertainty about the scope (or even the existence) of environmental problems.