The American environmental movement has created what historian Patrick Allitt calls “a climate of crisis.” His new book is an investigative look at our environmental history and the modern threat of “human-induced climate change.” From its roots in the Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1948 and the first Earth Day in 1970, this cause has grown into one of today’s hottest topics. A Climate of Crisis: America in the Age of Environmentalism describes the extreme “exaggeration” and “fear-mongering” tactics used by both sides in this ongoing debate. According to Allitt, the most important aspect of the debate isn’t what effect humans are having on the planet, but what effect we’re having on each other.
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