Technology has become our near-universal object of faith…but it is people who must provide the answers. This book should be read and discussed in every home, school, and legislature. -- Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow at the Post Carbon Institute, author, The End of Growth.
Technology alone won't be our salvation. This book explains why. -- Bill McKibben, Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, author, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet.
Possibly the best myth-busting book the environmental movement has ever seen. -- William Rees, Professor, University of British Columbia, author, Our Ecological Footprint.
Science and technology have advanced impressively and have promised much over the past century, but as this book shows, it is suicidal to put our hopes in such promises. -- David Suzuki, Professor emeritus, University of British Columbia, host, The Nature of Things, author of 43 books.
Techno-fix shows how unsustainable and destructive technologies, shaped and driven by the profit motive, have emerged as a major cause of harm to people and the earth. We need to go beyond a blind techno-religion and this book shows us how. -- Vandana Shiva, New Delhi based environmental and anti-globalization activist, philosopher, author of 20 books.
This book is outstanding, the most thorough, clear, systematic refutation that I've seen of the absurd idea that new technology will be our savior from advancing ecological breakdown - A must-read for anyone seeking realistic pathways forward. -- Jerry Mander, Founder, International Forum on Globalization.
Salvation by technological advance and unlimited growth is the blind dogma of our age. The Huesemanns provide a devastatingly cogent and well-referenced critique of this modern Gnosticism, as well some good alternative ideas. Highly recommended! --Herman Daly, Former World Bank Senior Economist, author, Steady-State Economics, and Ecological Economics.
Techno-Fix deals with a wide range of issues at the core of the sustainability crisis, showing that these problems are not going to be solved by technical advances which leave the fundamental structures and values of rampant consumer society in place...Techno-Fix goes beyond technical issues to consider the social, economic and philosophical dimensions of our predicament. TED TRAINER University of New South Wales
About the Author
Michael Huesemann, PhD is a research scientist with a special interest in sustainability and critical science. He has specialized in environmental biotechnology for more than 25 years.
Joyce Huesemann, PhD is an activist and academic who has taught at several universities and participates in environmental, wildlife protection and companion-animal organizations.