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The Little Green Handbook by Ron Nielsen
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Mar 29, 11

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bookshelves: 21st-century, nonfiction, environmentalism
Recommended to Kelsey by: no one
Recommended for: environmental researchers
Read from March 18 to 25, 2011 , read count: 1

This was something I randomly picked up in the library as I was doing my usual meander through the shelves. Although it was published in 2006 (and therefore a smidge outdated), it had some really useful information and explanations. Our world is in a dire situation, and Nielsen certainly drove the urgency factor home for me. I'll admit, though, that I skipped over a few charts and tables; this whole text was overflowing with data! A strategically-placed fact or tidbit (with the research to support it, of course) can have a powerful effect. However, page after page of simply numbers has a slight mind-numbing effect on me -- which of course I felt guilty about as I read this book, as I do care very much about the environment. I would have liked to see some more "solution-based" information, but I have an even better understanding of the "problems" now. Side note: As a woman who is childfree by choice, I was also gratified to see that the author places the blame of every other environmental and social issue on the population explosion. I've always felt that was THE most problematic issue facing the world today as well, although beyond not having kids of my own I am not sure what to do about it...

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