WASHINGTON, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --
In the Light of Humane Nature:
HUMAN VALUES, NATURE, THE GREEN ECONOMY, AND ENVIRONMENTAL SALVATION
By Arthur B. Weissman
Morgan James Publishing / April 2014
"I opened your book over lunch at my desk, and found it so engaging that I had difficulty
putting it down. It's beautifully composed and compelling."
—Denis Hayes, President of Bullitt Foundation,
and National Coordinator of Earth Day
We are a society obsessed with what we want, not necessarily with what we need. We are standing at the crossroads between the world burning and saving our life support, our fellow creatures, and ourselves. The apocalyptic question is raised, "Is there still time for environmental salvation?"
In the Light of Humane Nature recasts the debate over the environmental crisis in a unique and compelling manner. Transcending today's differences over sustainability policies and the economics of how to green society, this thought-provoking introspection presents a completely new way to consider the issue of environmental degradation — in terms of morality and human responsibility.
Humane Nature provides a twist on the usual environmental critique of society by demonstrating that we will attain our true relationship to nature only when we embrace the highest human values, including caring about the world around us, even other species.
"We need to find a connection at a deeper level that will catalyze all of society to act more responsibly and sustainably, so we may consummate the culture change that has begun—while there is still time," Weissman writes.
Dr. Arthur B. Weissman is the President/CEO of Green Seal, a nonprofit organization in its 25th year that develops science-based programs to green the economy. Green Seal's flagship program is the certification of products and services based on performance, health, and sustainability criteria. Dr. Weissman has degrees from Johns Hopkins University, Yale University, and Harvard College.
"Our library shelves groan with the weight of the many publications proposing cures to our environmental ills. Arthur Weissman's concise book poetically explores the prescription essential to all the others: profound caring for the life that evolved here with us."
–James Gustave Speth, author of America the Possible: Manifesto for a New Economy