The Eco Barons

The Eco Barons

The Dreamers, Schemers, and Millionaires Who Are Saving Our Planet

Book - 2009
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"Well written and compelling, Eco Barons gives the reader a first glimpse of the activists, philanthropists and gadflies who may well turn out to be the J.D. Rockefellers and Rachel Carsons of our time."
--Cleveland Plain Dealer

Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward Humes offers readers an eye-opening look at the remarkable philanthropists and visionaries who are devoting their lives to saving the earth from overdevelopment and destruction. In Eco Barons, Humes, the bestselling author of Mississippi Mud and Monkey Girl, gives us fascinating portraits of extraordinary men and women who are dedicated to humankind's survival--as important a contribution to the environmental cause as Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth. As the New York Times points out, " Humes's urgent message is clear: We must all strive to become 'eco barons' in our own right if we are to save Planet Earth."

Publisher: New York : Ecco/HarperCollins, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780061350290
Branch Call Number: 363.7009 HUM
Characteristics: x, 367 p. ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: Ecobarons

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StarGladiator
Jul 26, 2015

Quote from description: // . . a new and largely unheralded generation of Rockefellers and Carnegies. . \\ Yeah, riiiiiiiggghht, Rockefellers having illegally shipped oil, through Spain and Switzerland, to support the Third Reich during World War II; Carnegie obtaining his starter fortune in his position as Superintendent of Military Railways and Telegraphs during the Civil War, then later, at the beginning of World War I, travelling ostensibly on peace trips to Germany, and secretly selling the Kaiser submarines [used in the sinking of the Lusitania] from Carnegie's and Schwab's shipyards, et cetera. Nope, until the major investors in BlackRock, Vanguard Group, State Street Corporation and Fidelity are known and transparent, I would take Mr. Humes pronouncements with several thousand tons of salt! [The NY Post ran an excellent article, back in 2011, about Mark Fitler Rockefeller's federal tax payouts received for unused farmland in Idaho, while mentioning his soon to be inheritied 65,000 square kilometers of land in Australia! The government payouts are in the name of conservation, thanks to laws successfully lobbied for the Rockefeller family over the decades, all in the name of // conservation\\!]

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