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Author Devine, Bob, 1951- author.

Title The sustainable economy : the hidden costs of climate change and the path to a prosperous future / Robert S. Devine.

Publication Info. New York : Anchor Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2020.
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  333.70973 DEV    AVAILABLE
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Description 341 pages ; 21 cm
Summary "Pick an environmental issue. Maybe air pollution, toxic waste, or deforestation. These all seem like solid choices, but none of these is actually an environmental problem--at least, not at its heart. Deep down they're economic problems. Nearly all the issues we classify as environmental stem from defects in the DNA of America's current market system. This is emphatically true of our greatest environmental threat: global warming. With a focus on climate change, journalist and author Robert S. Devine reveals the fundamental flaws in the economy that enable environmental degradation. True Value is a book about economics, but it skips the equations and eases through the jargon, opting instead for compelling stories and surprising humor. Readers will encounter high-tech narwhals, struggling coal workers, orbiting giant mirrors, the kids who are suing the U.S. government over climate policy, and vanishing Alaskan towns"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-329) and index.
Subject Economic development -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Environmental policy -- United States.
Climatic changes -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Climatic changes -- United States.
ISBN 9780307277176 (trade paperback)
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