John Ryan

John C. Ryan is research director of Northwest Environment Watch in Seattle and author of Seven Wonders.

An excerpt from Seven Wonders: Everyday Things for a Healthier Planet by John C. Ryan

When the Dalai Lama of Tibet met with economist John Kenneth Galbraith, he asked the Harvard professor a simple but penetrating question: "What would the world be like if everyone drove a motor car?" The Tibetan leader probably did not …