Fewer, Richer, Greener: Book Review

Fewer, Richer, Greener by Laurence Siegel

Our earth has problems and we haven’t been the best of stewards all the time. We’ve made progress in taking care of our earth and its resources, but there’s more to do, pressing problems that need attention and solutions.

Having said that, we have a lot to be thankful for. The improvements across the globe to food, health, and quality of life in recent decades is staggering. In this book, the charts, graphs, and comparisons to previous generations are a testament to our accomplishments.

The author makes it clear that we are not ‘done,’ but we are not horrible. We have technologies and brain power as never before that we can use to address our current problems. The book heralds our amazing accomplishments while balancing, with hope, the places that most need our attention right away.

The research and depth of information is a testament to those who present solid facts from many sources and angles. ‘Let us ask our children to respect the past and embrace the future, not with fear, but the courage and the desire to right what might be wrong with it.’  Recommended! – CMW