A new edition of In Search of Environmental Excellence by Bruce Piasecki and Peter Asmus is to be re-released in April 2008 by Sourcebooks.
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Read the Foreword by JEAN-MICHEL COUSTEAU
Responding to Climate Change
"A Global Greenhouse: Framing the Debate"
One of the most serious and far-reaching issues facing the world today is the problem of global warming — potentially devastating climate change brought about by centuries of human industrial activity.
It is a complex problem affecting everyone on the planet, yet one that just about everyone can do something to help solve: from energy companies that channel precious R&D funds into finding alternatives to fossil fuels; to auto makers that design and manufacture cars with lower CO2 emissions; to company shareholders who vote with their dollars in the investments they make; to the worldwide citizen-consumers who daily make known their collective will through their aggregate purchasing decisions.
In World Inc., Bruce Piasecki examines this problem in some depth and spotlights a few of those corporations (such as Suncor Energy and Toyota) that have taken steps to do something about it. Yet the matter of climate change has been on the author's radar screen for a long time — at least as far back as 1990, when he and co-author Peter Asmus wrote In Search of Environmental Excellence: Moving Beyond Blame, published by Simon & Schuster (and scheduled to be re-released in April 2008 by Sourcebooks). In the third chapter of that book, "A Global Greenhouse: Framing the Debate," they address the issue head-on in a manner that seems almost prescient today.
Visitors can read Chapter 3 from Environmental Excellence online here; or download the chapter in its entirety as a free printable PDF. The book may also be purchased directly from the AHC Group online store.