Book Description: How serious are the threats to our environment? If we continue to do exactly what we are doing, with no growth in the human population or the world economy, the world in the latter part of this century will be unfit to live in. In this book Gus Speth, a widely respected environmentalist, begins with the observation that while the environmental community has grown in strength and sophistication, the environment has continued to decline to the point of catastrophe.Speth contends that this situation is a severe indictment of the economic and political system we call modern capitalism. Our vital task is now to change the operating instructions for today’s destructive world economy before it is too late. The book is about how to do that.