Policy Documents

Eco-Sanity: A Common-Sense Guide to Environmentalism

January 1, 1994

Eco-Sanity cuts through rhetoric, false alarms, and media hype to deliver concise and authoritative summaries of what we know about the most important environmental issues of our time. It's easy to read, loaded with facts, and extensively documented. It describes the considerable progress made since 1960 in cleaning and protecting the environment, and challenges the environmental movement to adopt new tactics to ensure that the progress continues. And it provides the tools needed to make this change, including seven rules of critical thinking, seven lessons from science, and a 40-point plan of action for the future.

From acid rain to toxic chemicals, Eco-Sanity contains everything you need to know to become a more effective advocate of environmentalism in the new millennium.


Executive Summary


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface - Acknowledgements - Authors' Note (11 pages)

A Fable for Today (9 pages)

Our World Is Getting Cleaner (part 1, 18 pages)
Our World Is Getting Cleaner (part 2, 18 pages)

What about Cancer (19 pages)

The "Crisis of the Month" Club

Prosperity and the Environment: part 1 (13 pages)
Prosperity and the Environment: part 2 (12 pages)

Why Can't the Government Protect the Environment? part 1 (15 pages)
Why Can't the Government Protect the Environment? part 2 (15 pages)

Rules for Eco-Sanity (7 pages)

A Common-Sense Agenda (29 pages)

The End of the Road (5 pages)

Bibliography and Index (14 pages)

Authors and Publisher (5 pages)