Text excerpted from the book: PROTECTING THE PLANET-Environmental Champions from Conservation to Climate Change (ISBN 978-1-63388-225-6)
Budd Titlow & Mariah Tinger
The next significant book to hit the streets in the late Sixties was Paul R. Ehrlich’s 1968 best-seller and applecart up-setter, The Population Bomb. While his dire forecasts for Climate Change hopefully will not come to pass, Ehrlich’s theories provided a wake-up call for much of the civilized world. His warnings about a human population that is too large to be sustainably supported by the Earth’s resources are now being viewed with renewed vigor—especially in the face of Climate Change. While Ehrlich was not the first scientist to raise the alarm about overpopulation issues, his charismatic and media-savvy approach brought the issue to a new level of prominence during the primary US Environmental Movement years of the late 60’s and early 70’s.
Author’s bio:For the past 50 years, professional ecologist and conservationist Budd Titlow has used his pen and camera to capture the awe and wonders of our natural world. His goal has always been to inspire others to both appreciate and enjoy what he sees. Now he has one main question: Can we save humankind’s place — within nature’s beauty — before it’s too late? Budd’s two latest books are dedicated to answering this perplexing dilemma. PROTECTING THE PLANET: Environmental Champions from Conservation to Climate Change, a non-fiction book, examines whether we still have the environmental heroes among us — harking back to such past heroes as Audubon, Hemenway, Muir, Douglas, Leopold, Brower, Carson, and Meadows — needed to accomplish this goal. Next, using fact-filled and entertaining story-telling, his latest book — COMING FULL CIRCLE: A Sweeping Saga of Conservation Stewardship Across America — provides the answers we all seek and need.Having published five books, more than 500 photo-essays, and 5,000 photographs, Budd Titlow lives with his music educator wife, Debby, in San Diego, California.