Today environmental issues are part of daily life, a feature of the modern world almost everyone now recognises. Contemporary environmentalism has promoted a way of speaking and thinking about the environment that was not possible or imaginable decades ago.
Environmentalism Since 1945 provides a concise introduction to the greening of politics, science, economics and culture in the post-war period. It covers key issues such as the:
- birth of the environmental movement
- development of global environmental governance
- climate science and the rise of climate scepticism
- Green New Deal and the call for prosperity without growth
- greening of mainstream culture and efforts to change attitudes and behaviour
- challenges the environmental movement will have to address to continue to be a force change.
Each chapter provides a historical perspective, anchoring topics to real events, influential ideas, and prominent figures. An essential introduction for all those interested in the history of environmentalism.