This engrossing exposÃ© tackles some of the most important issues of our time: Is it possible to save a complex ecosystem such as the Evergladesâ€”or, once degraded, are such ecological wonders gone forever? What kind of commitmentsâ€”economic, scientific, and socialâ€”will it take to rescue our vulnerable natural resources? What influences do special interests wield in our everyday lives, and what does it take to push real reform through our democracy? A must-read for anyone fascinated by stories of political intrigue and the work of environmental crusaders like Erin Brockovich, as well as anyone who cares about the future of Florida, this book reveals why the Everglades serve as a modelâ€”and a warningâ€”for environmental restoration efforts worldwide.
Publication Date2021-03-02 00:00:00