(PRWEB) April 1, 2009
Corporate greed makes his blood boil. Government inaction on the environment frustrates him. Mankind's continuing, relentless push for so-called progress and profit makes him wonder where this world of ours is going.
There is one thing he is certain of -- that if we don't find a way to reverse the increasing threat of global warming, the planet's political and corporate leaders will have to deal with the dire consequences of their inaction. The disasters that follow from a too-warm Earth will affect us all through the coming calamity of stronger hurricanes and typhoons, vicious tornadoes, uncontrollable flooding and destructive wildfires.
And along with that comes the heightened threat of starvation -- and perhaps a global war that will kill millions of us. Barnes, a Canadian author, draws all of this together in his latest published work, a compelling book-length essay entitled Global Warming and Corporate Power in Collision.
This is a striking, fascinating work, from a published author with an extensive background in environmental and social activism. The author himself writes: "There are those who believe they can rule the world ... they fancy themselves as masters of every living thing ... they believe they can change the natural order of life itself."
Barnes pointedly suggests that global warming is unquestionably the single most important issue facing mankind. The problem, he says, is caused by man's interference with nature -- and that if it is not resolved within our lifetime, nothing else will matter.
And Barnes encourages the reader to contemplate this possibility: "Will there be a great, world-wide economic collapse or will there be a great military conflagration with hundreds of millions annihilated ... or will the devastating heat of global warming cause us not to exist?"
Barnes asks these and many other tough questions in Global Warming and Corporate Power in Collision. He forces the reader to stop and think hard about the direction of mankind -- and he comes to a conclusion that is both very possible and very, very frightening.
Global Warming and Corporate Power in Collision
by Vincent Joseph Barnes