Earth's Emergency Room: Saving Species as the Planet and Politics Get Hotter (Hardcover)

Earth's Emergency Room: Saving Species as the Planet and Politics Get Hotter By Lowell E. Baier, Terry Tempest Williams (Foreword by) Cover Image

Earth's Emergency Room: Saving Species as the Planet and Politics Get Hotter (Hardcover)


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In Earth's Emergency Room, author, attorney, and environmental historian Lowell E. Baier celebrates 50 years of the landmark Endangered Species Act of 1973, a bipartisan law passed by Congress and signed into law by President Richard M. Nixon. Baier provides an insightful and entertaining history of the ESA's dramatic highs and lows. His own work with the ESA from its inception to the present, and with the key figures who shaped its history, from field biologists to Presidents of the United States, give the book a unique, human element. He looks back at a lifetime of environmental advocacy and tackles one of today's leading challenges: the unprecedented decline in species due to climate change. Drawing from his extensive experience as a negotiator and activist, Baier argues that the ESA is flexible enough to ameliorate the biodiversity crisis while still respecting landowners, states, and industries. He ultimately calls on all Americans to embrace a spirit of bipartisanship and conservation to strengthen the law that has been Earth's emergency room for half a century.

Lowell E. Baier is an attorney as well as a legal and environmental historian and author. He has worked in Washington, D.C., throughout his 60-year career as a tireless advocate for natural resources and wildlife conservation. He holds five doctorate degrees. Baier was recognized as the Conservationist of the Year by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation in 2008, by Outdoor Life Magazine in 2010, and by the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies in 2013. In 2016, the National Wildlife Federation awarded him their highest honor, the Jay N. "Ding" Darling Conservation Award for a lifetime of conservation service.
Product Details ISBN: 9781538194133
ISBN-10: 1538194139
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: April 16th, 2024
Pages: 338
Language: English