The American West at Risk: Science, Myths and Politics of Land Abuse and Recovery
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QUOTATIONS - HOW THE SYSTEM WORKS, OR DOESN'T

Ten little energy-solutions were initiated, one was debunked, and then there were nine....
- paal myrtvedt, The Oil Drum, April 14, 2008

The chief cause of problems is solutions.
- Eric Sevareid's Law

Today government protects polluters from lawsuits by those offended because government sets the levels of pollution that are acceptable and supposedly punishes those who exceed these levels.
- Henry, The Oil Drum comment, October 2008

Well, it may work in practice, but it will never work in theory.
- Warren Buffett

In the future, the most important career skill will be a lack of ethics.
- Scott Adams

New [nuclear laboratory] security measures include even mandatory reporting of sex with certain foreigners - it's practically taken the fun out of designing hydrogen bombs.
- Dan Stober, San Jose Mercury News, October 3, 1999

Good policy is difficult to make when information is systematically collected in a way that minimizes discrepancy with policy goals.
- Iraq Study Group, December 2006

THE BOOK

The American West at Risk: Science, Myths and Politics of Land Abuse and Recovery

The American West At Risk summarizes the dominant human-generated environmental challenges in the 11 contiguous arid western United States - America's legendary, even mythical, frontier.

It now faces depletion of many of these resources, and potentially serious threats to its few "renewable" resources.
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Dr. Howard G. Wilshire, Geologist; Dr. Jane E. Nielson, Geologist; Richard W. Hazlett, Geologist


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