• Importants of Community in the Life of an Individual
    not make any difference in a person’s life while others believe that the community is a vital part of an individual’s life. The book Deep Economy written by Bill Mckibben has really enlightened me on the importance of community in a person’s life. The community is very crucial in an individual’s life because...
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  • Deep Economy
    Deep Economy Analysis Bill Mckibben in his book “Deep Economy” argues for the unconventional notion that More is not Better. In fact, he says, More has become unsustainable, and is generating gross inequalities and insecurities, both among individuals and entire nations. He therefore proposes a "quiet...
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  • Deep Economy Summary
    Deep Economy, Chapter Two: The Year of Eating Locally Darlene Chan-Arias, Krystle Kaye, Cammie Lawson Salvador Pacheco, Madison Quiroga, English 301 Professor Kathleen Patterson California State University Fullerton Chapter two of Deep Economy, written by...
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  • Deep Economy
    Emily Victor HIS 1050 Dr. Francis Shor Fall 2011 The Wise Economy of Neighborliness Bill McKibben’s book, “Deep Economy”, begins by examining the idea that ‘More is Better’. This idea has been deeply ingrained into American culture for the past hundred years. Indeed, the practice of increasing...
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  • Wilderness
    English 1100 Progression 2 Should I Really Go on Vacation? Picture yourself on vacation, floating on an inner tube down a river in Belize into a deep cave. As you’re floating, a tour guide is sharing with your group how nature spent hundreds of years building such a large, intricate cave. Because...
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  • The No Growth Fantasy
    the underlying premise of the No-Growth Theory? II. Critical Analysis of the No-Growth Economy Theory i. Why is no-growth a problem? ii. Why should growth still be promoted in today’s economy? III. Alternative Policies I. Introduction of Issue Since the rise of capitalism...
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  • Deep Economy- What Eco Diet
    Prior to reading chapter two of Bill Mckibben’s book, Deep Economy, I had never thought about food beyond its taste and affordability. According to McKibben, eating local farm products is a better choice for environmental reasons. This point of...
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  • The Advantages and Disadvantages of Fracking
    sustain certain levels of industrialisation. Through the realisation of the above problem there is a constant search for alternative energy sources (Bill McKibben, 2012) The graph below shows the worlds demand for energy and what is currently being supplied by fossil fuels (in petawatt hours): (BBC,...
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  • Analytical Paper Ii
    or less educated us about the problems within our country and in some respects what it happening around the world. The next three books, Deep Economy by Bill McKibben, Making Globalization Work by Joseph E. Stiglitz, and Mid-Course Correction by Ray C. Anderson. These books all talked about problems in...
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  • Dumb
    October 8 meeting Book Review for CTL The title of Bill McKibben’s latest book, Eaarth, sounds like the last cry of someone falling off a cliff. McKibben has been writing about Climate Change since he published The End of Nature 20 years ago, always mixing a prophetic pessimism about...
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  • U.S. Oil Dependency: Our Greatest Threat
    barrels per day (bbl/day), and today stands at 5.3 bbl/day. Meanwhile, our (estimated) oil consumption for 2009 was 18.69 bbl/day (“United States Economy”). This equates to a sizeable imbalance of three times what we import versus what we produce, and ranks us as the largest oil consumer in the world...
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  • We'Re Hot as Hell - Summary of Bill Mckibben's Article "The Environmental Issue from Hell"
    We’re Hot as Hell Is global warming a moral dilemma? Is it the public policy problem from hell? In "The Environmental Issue from Hell," Bill McKibben uses many of such phrases en route to arguing for a new approach to global warming. By discussing hell and morals, the reader’s mind is already equating...
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  • Bill Mckibben's persona
    English 117 14 November 2013 Inside Bill Mckibben’s Persona It is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore the fact that global warming is slowly but surely leading the human race to an imminent and inevitable extermination. Over the past two decades or so, scientists have been working arduously...
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  • Going Green
    national resources such as air, water, wildlife and land.                   “The built environment has a profound impact on our natural environment, economy, health and productivity.  Currently in the United States alone buildings account for 72 percent of electricity consumption, 39 percent of energy use...
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  • Informative Synthesis: Environmentalism
    our environment is ravaged by emissions, littered on by billions of people, and carelessly treated with unlimited sources. Environmentalists like Bill Mckibben, scholar at Middle berry College and author of the article “The Challenge to Environmentalism,” believe that “the relationship between people and...
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  • aaaaaaaaa
    distracted work. One American study found that interruptions take up 2.1 hours of the average knowledge worker’s day. This, it was estimated, cost the US economy $588 billion a year. Yet the rabidly multitasking distractee is seen as some kind of social and economic ideal. Meyer tells me that he sees part...
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  • Global Warming
    week we read an article on climate change and the numbers that come with it to prove it. The article, “Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math”, by Bill Mckibben addresses how longer we have left before we go over the cliff when if comes to Global Warming. He introduces the 2° Celsius limit. The point at...
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  • Indiviualism
    By Deep Economy chapter 5 "The durable future" written by McKibben. Firstly, it discusses about the a Chinese city, YiWu which is one of the finest economic growth in China. McKibben also compares YiWu economic growth style to liberialism. Commentary From earlier part of Chapter 3, it is more likely...
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  • The Age of Missing Information
    take a deep breathe, and soak up the free air; you still get a rush of excitement and energy. The feeling received from nature should be personal, sitting on a park bench alone in the park listening the ducks flap around is a personal experience. In the Age of Missing Information, Bill McKibben helps...
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  • Nuclear Power
    on Earth” written by Bill McKibben, “Has Climate Change Affected Individual Extreme Events?” , : The Role of Science in Policy” by Eugene B. Skolnikiff, “How Earth’s Ice is Changing” by James McCarthy, and Malcolm McKenna, and “Making the Global Local” by Robert Kates. McKibben speaks about the most...
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