Much of Canada has spoken and many lawn and garden pesticides are now banned in most of the nation. "A Chemical Reaction" examines how Hudson, Quebec, became the first town in North America to eliminate these products and how its battle all the way to the Canadian Supreme Court inspired activists everywhere -- yet some towns and provinces are still holding out.
David Boyd is a Canadian ecological lawyer and leading environmental expert who is a forceful advocate for the entrenchment of environmental rights in national legal systems. Boyd's two most recent books demonstrate how Canada and other nations can use constitutional and environmental law to help the environment and improve people's lives. He argues that enshrining the right to a healthy environment in national constitutions can dramatically transform countries' environmental laws and policies and improve their practices of protecting the environment. Yet a handful of nations, including Canada and the U.S., have no such constitutional protections. Boyd aims to change that.
Also available on DVD at QC981.8 G56 I533 2006 DVD LAW. Former Vice President Al Gore's New York Times #1 bestselling book is a daring call to action, exposing the shocking reality of how humankind has aided in the destruction of our planet and the future we face if we do not take action to stop global warming. Now, Viking has adapted this book for the most important audience of all: today's youth, who have no choice but to confront this climate crisis head-on. Dramatic full-color photos, illustrations, and graphs combine with Gore's effective and clear writing to explain global warming in very real terms: what it is, what causes it, and what will happen if we continue to ignore it. An Inconvenient Truth will change the way young people understand global warming and hopefully inspire them to help change the course of history.