1st Edition

Green Backlash Global Subversion of the Environment Movement

By Andrew Rowell Copyright 1996
    504 Pages
    by Routledge

    502 Pages
    by Routledge

    The tide is turning against environmentalism as the political right, industry and governments fight back.
    Green Backlash is a controversial expose of the anti-environmental movement. Tracing the rise of the backlash from the Wise Use movement in the USA, the author reveals its rapid spread worldwide: the anti-roads movement in the UK, forestry debates in Canada and Australia, marine resource issues in Europe, South-East Asia, and controversies such as the Brent Spar.
    The backlash is set to get worse as the resource wars intensify. This book offers a greater understanding of the challenges and threats facing global environmentalism, concluding that the environmental movement now has a chance to re-evaluate and change for the better to beat the backlash - a chance that must not be missed.

    Introduction; 1: Roll Back the Millennium: America leads the way; 2: Culture Wars and Conspiracy Tales; 3: The Death of Democracy; 4: Get On the Global Green; 5: The Paradigm Shift; 6: The Price of Silence: Surveillance, suppression, SLAPPs and violence; 7: To Cut or Not to Clear-Cut: A question of trees, truth and treason?; 8: The Fight for the Forests of Central and Latin America; 9: Dirty Tricks Down Under; 10: South Asia and the Pacific: Where dissent can mean detention or death; 11: ‘A Shell-Shocked Land’; 12: The Road to Nowhere; 13: A Fishy Tale to Finish; 14: Conclusion: Beating the backlash; 15: Notes


    Andrew Rowell is a Freelance Environmental Consultant who has researched and written extensively about contemporary environmental issues with Greenpeace and other organisations.