[Arming Mother Nature] EBOOK READ


Arming Mother Nature

Characters Æ Arming Mother Nature ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Jacob Darwin Hamblin Ä 6 Download Download ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ä Jacob Darwin Hamblin Nvironmental change but rather how much Hamblin writes Driven initially by strategic imperatives Cold War scientists learned to think globally and to grasp humanity's power to alter the environment We know how we can modify the ionosphere nuclear physicist Edward Teller proudly stated We have already done itTeller never repented But many of the same individuals and institutions that helped the Pentagon later warned of global warming and other potential disasters Brilliantly argued and deeply researched Arming Mother Nature changes our understanding of the history of the Cold War and the birth of modern environmental science. Frightening

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Characters Æ Arming Mother Nature ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Jacob Darwin Hamblin Ä 6 Download Download ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ä Jacob Darwin Hamblin Ocesses to kill millions of people Proposals included the use of nuclear weapons to create artificial tsunamis or melt the ice caps to drown coastal cities; setting fire to vast expanses of vegetation; and changing local climates Oxford botanists advised British generals on how to destroy enemy crops during the war in Malaya; American scientists attempted to alter the weather in Vietnam This work raised uestions that went beyond the goal of weaponizing nature By the 1980s the CIA was studying the likely effects of global warming on Soviet harvests Perhaps one of the surprises of this book is not how little was known about e. If you are interested in the history of the Cold War and nuclear chemical and biological weapons in particular then I think you would like this book However to say it is about the environment is uite a stretch It seems to me that Hamblin is a historian who had collected a lot of interesting documents about biological warfare etc from the archives and then devised a way that he could stitch it all together to form a narrative for a book The summary of the book contends that it shows how the Cold War gave birth to modern day catastrophic environmentalism in part by demonstrating what profound effects humanity could have on the planet In reading the book for the most part you d be forgiven for just thinking the book is about the history of the Cold War There are a lot of books from the past 5 or so years about catastrophic environmentalism and how we got here While it is fun to hypothesise why there is so much emphasis on calamity in mainstream environmentalism it s probably due to a culmination of factors and the idea that there s causality between the Cold War and today s narrative is a bit of a stretch At any rate there were uite a few interesting tidbits of information in the book that made me well I never knew that so even though it wasn t what I expected it does deliver as an interesting historical account The effects on the environment were just a side effect however and the effort to make it take centre stage in the latter half of the book felt contrived

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Characters Æ Arming Mother Nature ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Jacob Darwin Hamblin Ä 6 Download Download ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ä Jacob Darwin Hamblin When most Americans think of environmentalism they think of the political left of vegans dressed in organic hemp fabric lofting protest signs In reality writes Jacob Darwin Hamblin the movement and its dire predictions owe to the Pentagon than the countercultureIn Arming Mother Nature Hamblin argues that military planning for World War III essentially created catastrophic environmentalism the idea that human activity might cause global natural disasters This awareness Hamblin shows emerged out of dark ambitions as governments poured funds into environmental science after World War II searching for ways to harness natural pr. Interesting at first but completely biased for example he citesuotes Ehrlich s The Population Bomb and Rachel Carson s Silent Spring without divesting how wrong they were Ehrlich s math was completely off our food supplies increased exponentially while population increased linearly opposite of his argument and he wagered on certain consumer goods of his choice increasing in price over time he lost that bet Simon Ehrlich wager Carson s book is not scientifically based and her claims have not come to fruition Hamblin also talked about Gruinard Island and how it became infested with Anthrax as a UK testing cite and left open the uestion whether it would ever be re inhabited He didn t acknowledge that the anthrax has been gone for years and sheep now graze there for generations without any negative conseuence

  • Hardcover
  • 298
  • Arming Mother Nature
  • Jacob Darwin Hamblin
  • English
  • 23 August 2020
  • 9780199740055

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