A Contract with the Earth

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He is editor-in-chief of Bioethics 4th Edition formerly the Encyclopedia of Bioethics. His ambitious and remarkable new book makes a convincing case that we must adopt new moral values and ethical standards for behavior informed by an ecological worldview and predicated on our best scientific understanding of human survival on planet Earth.

A Contract with the Earth

Read the introduction to Ecological Governance. Administrative Login. Skip to main content. Enter your keywords. Property: From Commodity to Commons 9.

Author Bruce Jennings is director of bioethics at the Center for Humans and Nature, adjunct associate professor of health policy at Vanderbilt University, and senior advisor and fellow at The Hastings Center. Reviews "Bruce Jennings is a world-class expert on bioethics and public policy whose work is widely read by academics in a variety of disciplines.

Introduction Read the introduction to Ecological Governance. Related Titles. Ron Paul of Texas, for one, in December, , released an ad questioning Gingrich's "serial hypocrisy" and quoting newspaper articles, pundits and conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh to illustrate Gingrich's numerous policy changes. In December, , Gingrich now says that making that ad "was probably the single dumbest thing" he's ever done.

Yet in this book, Gingrich wrote that climate change is supported by a wealth of scientific data derived from a diversity of measurement techniques. Political posturing aside, Gingrich seemed sincere in his writing, so it's probable that during the Primaries, Newt is following the advice of political advisors and reaching out to the most conservative wing of the Party to try to win the nomination, and may back off positions contrary to those listed in his book should he win the nomination and then try adopt a more center to right of center position to appeal to more of the Independents.

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Aside from now wondering about Newt's change in feelings and original reason for writing the book, the other part of the book I didn't like was the endless platitudes vs. Most of the ideas were things like "we all need to do better", " we need to respected the environment", "we need to foster better cooperation between government and the private sector", etc. But if you get through the somewhat superficial elements in the book, there are some decent ideas offered.

I just no longer know whose ideas these are, and what direction Newt will take if he does get back into a position of political leadership. This is where I found out what I was made of politically. This outlines the issues and proposals that the th Congress pledged to address come January of ' Through so much of this book I found myself thinking, "It's about time someone thought of that!

I've even highlighted parts I consider important. Jul 27, David Rosage rated it it was amazing.

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I deeply enjoyed this book. Newt has such an intellengent way of organizing ideas. In the book he clearly shows that liberals don't have the only solutions to the environmental problem. He give good ideas on how Democrats and Republicans can work together to inspire new green innovations and improve our planet. Great read for any conservative who cares about the planet. Sep 16, Shaun rated it liked it. I thought this book was okay. There are plenty of things we can do to improve the environment, but it won't be solved by government.

Only businesses and motivated individuals can do their part to make a difference. Dec 08, Emily rated it it was ok. Nov 21, Mike Walters rated it liked it.

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I'm just not sure where Newt was coming from with this. It just doesn't sound like his voice. I do appreciate that he tries to not politicize the issues he discusses. Mar 03, Amanda Linehan rated it it was ok. This book was OK, nothing remarkable and not bad either. It was surprising to see him come out in full force of what I see as liberal policies, but nothing that he wrote about was groundbreaking. Oct 01, Drew Johnson rated it did not like it. I expect more from Newt. A mere recollection of the importance of conservation and some success in doing so. Ethan rated it liked it Dec 05, Ben rated it liked it Aug 09, Jeffrey rated it really liked it Dec 21, Jude rated it liked it Sep 03, Michael Collins rated it did not like it Sep 06, Kelly Mccullen rated it it was ok Jan 08, Tlly Jmra rated it it was amazing May 31, David Hurd rated it really liked it Jun 23, Michele Davis rated it did not like it Jun 17, Aug 16, Craig Broccoli rated it it was ok.

Some parts made me laugh because of its simplistic point of view, it is a very quick read. Briant rated it did not like it Jul 08, Julia rated it really liked it Jun 15, Chris Yorgason rated it liked it May 07, James Strock rated it it was amazing Apr 23, Dwayne rated it it was ok Jan 01, Kelly Delmore rated it it was ok Jun 13, Vera rated it it was ok Mar 10, Nathan rated it it was ok Nov 02, Matthew Walden rated it did not like it May 10, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

About Newt Gingrich. Newt Gingrich. House of Representatives for the first time in forty years. After he was elected Speaker, he disrupted the status quo by moving power out of Washington and back to the American people. Under his leadership, Congress passed welfare reform, the first balanced budget in a generation, and the first tax cut in sixteen years.

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Today Newt Gingrich is a Fox News contributor. He is also a Senior Scientist at Gallup. But there is a lot more to Newt Gingrich than these remarkable achievements. As an author, Newt has published twenty-nine books including 14 fiction and nonfiction New York Times best-sellers. These novels are active history studies in the lessons of warfare based on fictional accounts of historical wartime battles and their aftermaths.