New Book Provides Insights on a Number of Public Policy Issues Besides Radical Climate EnvironmentalismAlan Carlin | April 26, 2015
Although my new book, entitled Environmentalism Gone Mad, primarily concerns radical climate environmentalism, it contains new material on a number of other public and environmental policy issues which I have been involved with, including the following:
- The Cold War controversy over the adequacy of US strategic nuclear weapons (found in Chapter 2).
- Economic development of West New Guinea and India (Chapters 2 and 3).
- The Sierra Club’s successful campaign to prevent the construction of two dams in the Grand Canyon in the 1960s (Chapter 3).
- The internal Sierra Club controversy over the construction of the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant in California (Chapter 3).
- The internal Sierra Club politics that led to the departure of David Brower as Executive Director (Chapter 3).
- Why airline passengers subsidize corporate jets at busy airports.(Chapter 3).
- How Los Angeles ended up building a light rail transit system (Chapter 3).
- Why good economics and science provide a far better basis for pollution control regulation than environmental ideology (Chapters 9, 10, 11, and 12).
- How EPA is pursuing overly restrictive and expensive controls on air pollution as well as on CO2 (Chapter 11), and
- The economics of wind and solar power (Chapters 10, 11, and 12).