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American Heat: Ethical Problems with the United States' Response to Global Warming
When the world began to wake up to the global environmental crisis in the 1970s, the United States was the undisputed world leader in environmental policy. Yet, on an unsettling number of international environmental issues including global warming the U.S. has not only forfeited its leadership role but has too often become the major barrier to protecting the global ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 28th 2002 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Throughout American Heat, Brown critically discusses the relationship between humans and the world around them. Although, Brown’s central focus of American Heat is political with an emphasis on the United States response, or lack thereof, to the issue of climate change, in order to successfully pose his argument that the United States’ response was unethical he first had to establish that there was a problem. Brown successfully recites the necessity for change as the book progresses. However, as ...more