According to Publishers Weekly, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and conservationist Terry L. Maple have written A Contract with the Earth, which the Johns Hopkins University Press will publish on November 1, 2007. I will certainly review that book for my newspaper clients and post my review on my Science Shelf web site.
This is definitely a book to watch for. Is Newt Gingrich acknowledging that the time for denial is past? He will certainly advocate a different approach from the one Al Gore favors, but it looks like he is calling for bipartisan action on this issue.
I have been, frankly, puzzled by how long it has taken for conservatives to take up the critical environmental issues, both for their economic implications and the religious issue of stewardship of The Creation.
Though I am a politically moderate to liberal scientist, I have been consistently arguing in earlier blog entries here that this issue ought to be nonpartisan and ought to unite people who view the world through scientific and religious perspectives.
Could it take Newt Gingrich to wake up Americans to Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth?
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