James Gustave Speth, armed with the latest data about the global environmental crisis, explains why current methods of tackling the problem (international negotiations and treaties) have failed, and exposes the disaster waiting to happen if we stay the current course. Lecturing on the topics of his book Red Sky at Morning: America and the Crisis of the Global Environment, Speth explains how governments have created the illusion of progress, and illustrates his own ambitious plans for effecting true and meaningful change. Speth founded and was president of the World Resources Institute, and served as adviser on environmental issues for presidents Carter and Clinton. He is currently dean and professor in the practice of environmental policy and sustainable development at the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies at Yale University.
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