Based on interviews conducted for CBC Radio's Ideas, this book draws together an international selection of environmental experts, scientists, philosophers, and activists who discuss ecology with David Cayley.
Focusing on the tension between economic development strategies and ecological concerns about the environment, the book draws on writers and experiences in developed nations as well as the Third World. The discussions investigate "deep ecology," the consequences of environmental degradation, the philosophy of environmentalism, and the shortcomings of development.
The Age of Ecology is an intimate and engaging review of the varieties of contemporary ecological experience.
About the author
Bernie Lucht has been the executive producer of Ideas since 1984. He is also the executive producer of Tapestry, the Sunday afternoon program of religious and spiritual exploration. Born and raised in Montreal, he earned a BA from Concordia University in 1966. That same year, he joined the CBC as a producer for Radio-Canada International, and in 1969 went on to produce Cross-Country Checkup. Later that year, Lucht left for West Africa to work as a CUSO volunteer teacher in rural Nigeria. He returned to Canada in 1971, starting work as a production assistant at Ideas, then rising to become the program's executive producer in 1984. Under his direction, Ideas has won many national and international awards.