Michael Shellenberger

Michael Shellenberger is coauthor of Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to the Politics of Possibility, and cofounder of Breakthrough Institute.

Better innovate than never

Climate action plan: Innovate first, regulate later

Technology policy -- not carbon caps -- is our best hope for fighting climate change.

The death of environmentalism: Global warming politics in a post-environmental world

This essay by Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus was released at an October 2004 meeting of the Environmental Grantmakers Association, and it’s been ruffling feathers ever since. Get the backstory here. Foreword By Peter Teague, Environment Program Director, Nathan Cummings Foundation As I write this, the fourth in a series of violent hurricanes has just bombarded the Caribbean and Florida. In Florida, more than 30 are dead and thousands are homeless. More than 2,000 Haitians are dead. And ninety percent of the homes in Grenada are destroyed. As Jon Stewart deadpanned on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, “God, you’ve made …

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