COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The author of the new release GODless Environmentalism: The Failure of Environmental Protection and Our Hidden Power to Save the Planet combines two seemingly distant worlds and opposing realities. After leaving his Washington, DC law firm for the Holy Land and the Holy City of Jerusalem, author David Page spent an entire decade combing through Old-Testament-era manuscripts to reveal the truth about environmental protection. According to this author-of-faith, technical fixes without faith-based environmental stewardship simply have not worked, a religious stewardship element is the key to success in this complex policy area.
Page's background is as a law-and-economics-trained Washington environmental lawyer educated at Harvard and the University of Chicago Law School, where he actually was one of Barack Obama's former students. Page's law and policy background prepared him for the hard-hitting policy analysis of current environmental policy that is the subject of the first part of the book. The book's first conclusion? Without giving the book's secrets away, Page argues that the environmental movement has failed and is ineffective in its stated goals of protecting the planet. Yet this failure continues even as "saving the environment" has become one of the most popular causes on the planet from a marketing point of view! Ironically, recycling, Earth Day, and Earth Hour are only a few of the ineffective but popular slogans that have captured the popular imagination. GODless Environmentalism analyzes the ethical chaos and moral relativism that characterize environmental ethics, the problem of scientific uncertainty and the butterfly effect that undermine scientific pronouncements, the issue of irrational risk management that undermines government regulations, the anarchy of international public law that destroys international initiatives, and many other problems, all of which contribute to the failure of environmental protection policy. Page documents these in a humorous and entertaining way.
But it is the book's second conclusion that will interest most Christians, Jews, and people of faith. David Page uses the insights gained from ancient biblical sources to show that God's purpose in creating nature, the environment, and humanity was to provide us the opportunity to connect the planet to Him, the divine Power that created and maintains our Earth, and thus to save our planet. A must-read for anyone interested in environmental stewardship, the book is available for purchase from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, WHSmith, and elsewhere. For more information about the book, visit the website www.godlessenvironmentalism.com, where video clips, excerpts from the book, and more information can be found.
John Wilson is an expert on environmental stewardship and a policy wonk in the area of environmental protection based in Jerusalem, Israel.
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