Endorsements, comments and applications

of The Little Green Handbook

This page is made of two sections:

  1. Endoresements of The Little Green Handbook, extracts from reviews, and comments by readers.
  2. A few examples of how the book is helping people.

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Endorsements and comments

Index

Professor Dr Paul J. Crutzen, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 1995, Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Chemie der Atmosphäre, Mainz, Germany.

Professor Sir John T. Houghton, FRS, CBE. Former Professor of Atmospheric Physics at the Oxford University and a renown authority on climate change.

Senator Bob Brown, Parliament House, Canberra

Association of University Leaders for Sustainable Future

Ben Lawson, School of Natural and Rural Systems Management, The University of Queensland, Brisbane

Professor Ian Lowe, AO, President of the Australian Conservation Foundation

Professor David Shearman, MB ChB, PhD, FRCPE, FRACP, Professor of Medicine.

Professor Frank Fenner, Professor of Microbiology and former Director of John Curtain School of Medical Research at the Australian National University.

Dr Angus Morrison-Saunders, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Assessment, Murdoch University, Western Australia.

Professor Will Steffen, Director of the Centre for Resources & Environmental Studies, Australian National University.

Dr Peter Beech, Senior Lecturer, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Deakin University.

Henry Rosenbloom, Editor, Scribe Publications, Melbourne.

Elizabeth Kolbert, a long-time New York Times reporter.

Dr V S Wakaba, South Africa

Dr John Innes, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Amber Qureshi, Acquiring Editor, Picador, New York

Picador USA, New York

Phillip Adams, Late Night Live.

Country News, 7 Feb 2005.

Kerry Hodson, Science News, 23 November 2005

Jane Garcia, Government News.

Tony O’Loughlin, Australian Bookseller and Publisher Magazine

Bill L., ABC Online Forum.

Ken Davey, Director of Crikey Creek Developments.

National Parks Journal

John Wright, BAY-FM 100.3

Steve Payne, Organic Gardener magazine.

Sarah Thorne, Socialist Worker magazine.

Drew Rigsmuth, honours student in theoretical physics, University of Queensland.

Kerry Hennigan, Travelcene International.

Karl Tschugguel, Sustainable Population Australia and Australian Greens.

Victorian Landcare and Catchment Management

Adrian Holberg, Psychologist

Wellbeing magazine.

Warren Hately, Fremantle Herald.

Nature & Health magazine.

John Harrison, Managing Director of TechEco Sustainable Technologies

Anonymous 1

Fred Harding

Hilary Williamson

Anonymous 2

Public Library

Policy and Practice Committee

Canterbury Library

Citations


“This (not so) Little Green Handbook gives comprehensive information on many global topics which are of critical importance for the uncertain future of mankind. This great and easy-to-read collection will be of great use not only for the general public but also for researchers, economists, politicians, environmentalists and all those who look for reliable and accessible information.”

“…highly informative handbook.” “I am very impressed by your book.”

Prof. Dr Paul J. Crutzen, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 1995, Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Chemie der Atmosphäre, Mainz, Germany. Professor Crutzen received his Noble Prize for his work on the formation and destruction of the stratospheric ozone layer.

"You have collected in one small volume a great number of facts and figures relating to issues of environmental concern — a highly useful compilation."

Professor Sir John T. Houghton, FRS, CBE, is one of the world’s most authoritative experts on climate change. His appointments include: Chairman of the Scientific Assessment Working Group of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (1988-2002); Professor of Atmospheric Physics at the University of Oxford (1976-1983); Director General and Chief Executive of the UK Meteorological Office (1983-1991); Chairman of the UK Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution (1992-1998); and member of the UK Government Panel on Sustainable Development (1994-2000). Currently, he is Chairman of the John Ray Initiative, a Trustee of the Shell Foundation and Honorary Scientist at the Hadley Centre.

The Little Green Handbook is a very big aid for anyone seeking information on the planet's environmental crisis. Really, it is all about us — we 6 or 7 billion human beings now marauding the Earth's resources. Ron Nielsen has gathered a galaxy of helpful facts. It is information, which is crucial to averting the onrush of environmental calamity — how wisely we respond to it is up to us!"

Senator Bob Brown, Parliament House, Canberra, Australia.

“Based on a massive amount of research, this user-friendly narrative is filled with up-to-date facts and figures about the most serious trends facing the planet. It is a unique reference work that draws together scientific evidence across a range of inter-related fields to present an incontrovertible picture of the state of our world. The Little Green Handbook is the essential reference book on the subjects it deals with. Anyone who needs this kind of information — students, journalists, professionals, policy-makers, and general readers — will find it here.”

Association of University Leaders for Sustainable Future, May 2005 E-Bulletin

“This is a book filled with data of incredible depth and diversity. As a physicist, Ron Nielsen is clearly comfortable with numbers and lots of them! With 118 tables and 22 pages of references, this book compiles an enormous quantity of facts and figures.

“Not only does Nielsen report data from a diverse range of sources, he has adjusted all figures into standardised units for consistency and easy comparison. He has also fitted functions to time-series data to project trends into the future, and where possible, compares these to projections by other authors.

“…he advocates greater international cooperation, particularly in the transfer of sustainable t3chology and knowledge from industrialised to developing countries to overcome the environmental problems of their burgeoning populations.

“The author, Ron Nielsen, deserves credit for synthesising such a diversity of material into such an accessible, straightforward account.”

Ben Lawson, School of Natural and Rural Systems Management, The University of Queensland, Brisbane. Review published in the Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, September 2005, p. 183.

“Not often you read a book and say: I wish I had written that book. But I had that feeling when I read this book. It’s a wonderful analysis of the global problems and some of the solutions.”

Professor Ian Lowe, AO, President of the Australian Conservation Foundation. See also his launching speech.

"The Little Green Handbook: Seven Trends Shaping the Future of Our Planet is my permanent and reliable companion. It rests on the table next to my computer and is referred to frequently as I write my papers on health and the environment. If updated regularly, it will become indispensable."

Professor David Shearman, MB ChB, PhD, FRCPE, FRACP, Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of Adelaide and currently Hon Visiting Fellow, Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences and in the Law School, University of Adelaide. Hon Secretary, Doctors for the Environment Australia.

“What are the critical global trends? In his very useful book, The Little Green Handbook. A guide to critical global trends, published earlier this year, Ron Nielsen suggest the following list

1. The population explosion
2. Diminishing land resources
3. Diminishing water resources
4. The destruction of the atmosphere
5. The approaching energy crisis
6. Social decline
7. Conflicts and increased killing power

“If we are going to do anything to deal with these problems, several of which later speakers in this Symposium will discuss in detail, we in the wealthy countries need to attack item 6, what Nielsen calls 'social decline'. This means that we, by which I mean the general public and especially the politicians, must radically change our behaviour. We must all follow René Dubos's concept, "think globally, act locally". But this must happen all over the world. We must think on a decadal scale rather than an election-driven scale, and not just as current Government does, in terms of the pressure of old people on our health systems. We must all seek a fulfilling life, rather than a life of material wealth. We must overcome the growth fetish and somehow use our current affluence to attack the poverty of the Third World countries. And we do not have much time to do this, because in so many of the items that make up the detail of Nielsen's other six global trends, we are approaching or have already exceeded the limits.”

Extract from the keynote address by Professor Frank Fenner at the Manning Clark House Symposium on Science and Ethics: Can Homo sapiens Survive? Canberra, 17-18 May 2005. Used with permission of Professor Fenner.

Professor Fenner was a director of the John Curtain School of Medical Research at the Australian National University, Professor of Microbiology, and the foundation Director of the Centre for Resources and Environmental Studies at ANU. Frank Fenner building which houses the ANU Medical School and Faculty of Science, and a residential college Fenner Hall are named in honour of Professor Frank Fenner.

Professor Fenner finished his keynote address with a quotation from my book.

“The major strength of the book is the wealth of information provided ... this is an informative book which outlines global environmental problems clearly and concisely and is suitable for a lay audience seeking an introduction to environmental issues.”

Dr Angus Morrison-Saunders, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Assessment, Murdoch University, Western Australia.

"Thank you for sending me the copy of your book. I have enjoyed going through it; there is a wealth of useful information in there. I am impressed by the wide range of detailed (and well referenced) information you have pulled together.

Professor Will Steffen, Director of the Centre for Resources & Environmental Studies, Australian National University.

"The Little Green Handbook should be bought and distributed widely; at this 'greatest turning point in our history' I suggest it be kept close at hand by all over the age of sixteen, especially your local pollie.

"Most of us, some significant politicians and industrialists aside, now appreciate that our future depends on the Environment. This not-so-little book (the size of a solid novel) does a fine job of helping us to understand why this is so. Instead of a biased polemic, Ron Nielsen provides us with a robust package of data on the health of the environment and humanity, and succeeds and succeeds in synthesising and objectively commenting on (as far as one can see) the important issues.

"The reading of the book is mostly easy because of the use of simple language and clear layout.The Little Green Handbook is a a call for us to ensure that our children's future is 'safe, nurturing, and sustainable'. The bottom line, as most of us suspect already, is that with proper global management, reflected in 'selfless care for one another and dedication to the environment', we can have 'global economic growth and sustainable future' - so let's go to it!"

Dr Peter Beech, Senior Lecturer, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, Australia

"The Little Green Handbook is the most important book we've ever published."

Henry Rosenbloom, Editor, Scribe Publishing, Melbourne, in his interview with The Age reporter at The Age International Melbourne Writers' Festival, 2005.

“Clearly presented and thoroughly researched, The Little Green Handbook is an essential reference for anyone who cares about the future of the planet.

Elizabeth Kolbert, a staff writer on politics at the New Yorker, a long-time New York Times reporter, author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature and Climate Change and author of a forthcoming book on the environment

"The scientific facts are beyond dispute. The book has so much information that it becomes a tool that every public speaker should carry all the time."

Dr V S Wakaba, Former President of Southern Africa Union Conference of the SDA Church. Currently, Chairman of the Board of Management of Bethel College, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Helderborg College, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Maluti Adventist Hospital.

Dr John Innes recommends The Little Green Handbook to students in support of his course on Global Environmental Issues at The University of British Columbia, Vacourver, Canada.

The Little Green Handbook concludes positively with a review of key progress, and Nielsen argues that, with proper global management, we can have both global economic growth and a sustainable future. Background readers will appreciate the book’s contribution to a broad outline.”

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia, ECOS, Jan-Mar 2005, Issue 123, p. 31.

“I'm thrilled to be in touch with you today as the acquiring editor for the US edition of THE LITTLE GREEN HANDBOOK, a book I'm immensely moved by, that I pushed with unmitigated enthusiasm here, and that I think would do this market and this country in general a whole lot of good. Many congratulations for this amazing and singular work.

“As you probably already know, we would like to crash this book onto our "Winter" list for publication on Earth Day, April 22, 2006. Again, this book is a pleasure and an honor for us; the entire company is thrilled to have you and is at your service. I look greatly forward to our collaboration on THE LITTLE GREEN HANDBOOK. Please feel free to get in touch with me at any time.'

Amber Qureshi, Acquiring Editor, Picador, New York.

“An erudite, wide-ranging, and fascinating picture of how our world works today, how we got here, and where we're going

“The aim of The Little Green Handbook is to illustrate and explain the current critical global trends, and to suggest areas for positive change. Compulsively readable, it is a unique reference work that relates physical trends to social and political repercussions, drawing together evidence across many inter-related fields to explain the science behind the news stories, sound bytes and cocktail-party banter. Just how serious are our environmental problems? Are we doing enough to deal with them? How many people can the planet sustain? What are the long-term effects of continued environmental damage? How fast is the process of global warming? What are the implications of our continued dependence on fossil fuels?

“The Little Green Handbook has the answers. Based on a massive amount of research, this user-friendly narrative is filled with up-to-date facts and figures about the most serious trends facing the planet. A worthy companion piece to the work of Tom Friedman, Malcolm Gladwell, Elizabeth Kolbert, and Steven Levitt, this book makes complex but vitally important ideas simple.”

Picador USA, New York

“This book will outsell ‘The Little Red Book’ because it's more important.
The Little Green Handbook brings together a huge amount of scientific evidence, from across a range of inter-related disciplines, and presents a comprehensive picture of the state of the planet."

Phillip Adams, Late Night Live.

“Now, with The Little Green Handbook, we have, for the first time, a complete, comprehensive, and concise summary of all critical global trends and events.”

Country News, 7 Feb 2005

"It may be little and green, but this book packs a mighty punch."

Kerry Hodson, Science News, 23 Nov. 2005,

“As someone who earns a living from words, It was with trepidation I approached a book filled with figures. But within hours of starting the book I realised the enormous power and impact of seeing this data laid out in tables. The figures really speak for themselves, with some help from Dr Nielsen. Under each table he gives an example of what the data is telling the reader and allows you to confirm that you are reading information correctly.

“The handbook is full of facts and figures but they are presented in such a way that it is never cumbersome or a less than absorbing read ... Although the reader cannot escape the serious picture presented by this reference book, the take home message is that with a concerted effort to address these issues a sustainable future is possible”

Jane Garcia, Government News, vol. 25, issue 2, March 2005

“Ron Nielsen’s book is a fantastic reference ... What’s amazing about this book is the amount of data and research material put into it ... it certainly belongs in any good school or university library.”


Tony O’Loughlin, Australian Bookseller and Publisher Magazine, AB&P Reviews, Feb. 2005

“Ron Nielsen is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Physics and he has pulled together an astonishing array of scientific evidence to present a clear picture of the most serious trends facing the planet.”

Bill L., ABC Online Forum

“In my opinion, Ron Nielsen’s book is one of the most important publications that has been released in the last 20 years; this is must-know information for all of us. What sets this book apart is that it takes these huge global issues and breaks them down into bite sized chunks of information that we can all comprehend; it is very cleverly written and compiled.”

Ken Davey, Director of Crikey Creek Developments.

“The seven critical trends determined and analysed by Ron Nielsen have convincing facts to back up his comment and predictions. I’ve never read statistics in such an easy way. Significant facts just roll off in support of the discussion whether it be diminishing land and water resources, population explosion, atmospheric destruction, the approaching energy crisis, social decline or conflicts and our increasing killing power.
“The intelligent organisation of the material, the concern for the wellbeing of people throughout the world and the easy style kept me engaged till the end.”


National Parks Journal, April/May 2005

“Now to a magnificent book by Ron Nielsen, a nuclear physicist, who with a natural personal modesty has called it ‘THE LITTLE GREEN HANDBOOK’.

“It is not little – at some 400 pates in length – nor is it thoroughly ‘green’; although it is devoted to matters that could influence the way we think about our environment.

“Fortunately he writes in a conversational style that is easy to read and understand. No high-flown or academic gobbledygook, just plain and simple facts. He describes the influence of populations, the resources needed to keep them alive, how many resources we still have left on our small planet. And he lays out the information in a manner that clearly shows where needs and resources balance or they don’t.

“Nielsen is an experienced and highly qualified scientist and he presents the information in a neat and readable form. His conclusions are logical and free of opinion, bias or emotion ... If you ever give thought to the future this is a book that will hammer home our present circumstances.”


John Wright, BAY-FM 100.3, extracts from radio script.

“Nielsen provides a comprehensive summary with facts and figures on the physical environment, but ties in economic, social and political trends to physical environment to give a broader view of what we are up against. It¹s accessible and has an extensive list of references.”

Steve Payne, Organic Gardener, Winter 2005

The Little Green Handbook gives an excellent summary of the essential facts and figures of global environmental change while giving a broader view of what these continuing developments will mean for humanity ... Nielsen’s attention to detail and breadth of research is extraordinary. His ability to graph and tabulate complex ideas about social decline or the energy crisis in an accessible and interesting form make this book a truly valuable source of information for any environmental or social justice activist.”

Sarah Thorne, Socialist Worker, 17 Feb. 2005

“I’ve been inspired by The Little Green Handbook and my aim now is to work harder and spend more time, maybe even to devote my life on looking for solutions to environmental and social issues.”

Drew Rigsmuth, honours student in theoretical physics, University of Queensland

The Little Green Handbook is an invaluable publication for all who care about our global environment. It is also a timely call to action in terms of making healthy choices and lobbying our politicians to do the same - for all our sakes.”

Kerry Hennigan, Travelcene International.

The Little Green Handbook by Dr Ron Nielsen is a comprehensive guide to the current state of the planet. It is packed full of data covering environmental degradation, population, land and water resources, atmosphere, energy use and much more. Each topic is thoroughly covered with a multitude of up to date facts and figures. These are easily understood and clearly explained by the author. This is not a book by a scientist for scientists; it is written for the average reader. The only thing overwhelming about this book is its message about the state of the planet.”

Karl Tschugguel, Sustainable Population Australia Inc, Newsletter, No 66, June 2005 and Australian Greens. See also his review.

The Little Green Handbook by Ron Nielsen is a fascinating read. Nielsen argues that with proper global management we can have both global economic growth and a sustainable future.”

Victorian Landcare and Catchment Management, Autumn 2005, p. 4.

“The author, a nuclear physicist, is very careful to refrain from 'doom and gloom', focusing most on facts and a little on probabilities for the future. And he asks a lot of hard questions.
“If we needed a wake-up call, this book is it — and a deafeningly loud one at that. I read a lot of books and this one is, in my view, the most important book published in Australia in more than 10 years. In the publisher's opinion, it is the most important book they have ever published, in 15 years.
“I have been awaiting for a book like this for several years. I will be encouraging almost everyone (1000+) on my mailing lists to read this book - and to take some action.”

Adrian Holberg, Psychologist. See also his review.

“How many people can the planet sustain? How fast is the process of global warming? How long will our fresh water supplies last? You'll find the answers to these questions and innumerable others in The Little Green Handbook, and exhaustive survey of critical global trends that covers everything from the state of the environment to the economic, social, and political trends that have shaped our world. The news in this book is not necessarily pretty, but far from being a doomsday prophet, Dr Nielsen undertook the work "out of concern for the future of our children, because... It is our duty to do what we can to understand the issues and then use whatever means at our disposal to ensure that their future is safe, nurturing, and sustainable." Knowledge is power, and Nielsen's user-friendly narrative makes this essential knowledge accessible to all.”

Wellbeing, Winter 2005, p.124

”Ron Nielsen and Melbourne publishers Scribe bring readers this timely compendium –an all-in-one guide to the state of the world.”

“Nielsen…has mobilised his technical expertise in helping to answer realistic questions about environmental damage and climate change. A huge amount of research data has been squeezed down in this solid volume, making it as digestible as possible, in an effort to offer real answers to questions concerning the global condition.

“…this mass of hard data has been mobilised to cut through the debate, rhetoric and war of representation on both sides of the environmental issue.”

Warren Hately, Fremantle Herald, 22 July 2005.

"The Little Green Handbook – Scientific evidence on critical global trends and everything to do with the environment and politics. Best Part – The take-no-prisoners section on food production and food quality. Essential reading."

Nature & Health, October/November 05. p. 15.

"What riveted me to my chair whilst reading Ron's book, was the compassion of the man for this planet.

"As a consequence of reading Ron's book I am more committed than ever to changing the technical paradigms that can deliver sustainability."

John Harrison, B.Sc., B.Ec., FAICD, FCPA. Managing Director of TechEco Sustainable Technologies.

"If you haven't already read it, this is a great book: The Little Green Handbook: Seven trends shaping the future of our planet, by Ron Nielsen. It's not a book on how to be green, but rather an analysis of things as they are and on how the world as a whole needs to start being more green. Good information."

Anonymous 1

"The Little Green Handbook is an invaluable publication for all who care about our global environment. It is also a timely call to action in terms of making healthy choices and lobbying our politicians to do the same — for all our sakes."

"The Little Green Handbook is an excellent reference for anyone concerned about the state of the world, and a strong wake-up call for those who haven't heard the multitude of earlier alarms."

"I found this amazing little book by chance while browsing the 'green' section of an independent bookstore. This book is different from many others I’ve read because it focuses far more on numbers and stats than on mere hyperbole. Although Nielsen does include his opinions, he backs them up compellingly. In a field that can be very controversial, solid figures are invaluable.

"Charts and tables abound throughout the book, which makes it a powerful tool when you want to prove a point or dispute a skeptic. All the statistics are carefully commented and referenced, and come from well known and reputable sources within the scientific community. Tables contain helpful examples that explain how to read and interpret the information you’re looking at, because a table of data is of no use if you don’t know what it says.

"Alongside the statistics, Nielsen provides clear, concise commentary that helps bring meaning to the numbers. Each individual topic is highlighted with the first sentence in bold text, which makes skimming through the book for information on a certain topic very convenient. There is also an extensive index, and various useful appendices containing glossaries, sources, and even an explanation of different notation systems used in the statistics.

"Never has so much information been compiled in such a straightforward, compelling, understandable manner. This book is great for those who want to move beyond the basic concepts merely referred to in mainstream books and films, and begin to understand the detailed reasoning behind them.

"The Little Green Handbook is as much a reference resource as a narrative. If you’re interested in the issues you’ll end up reading it all."

Anonymous 2

"Nielsen's analysis and conclusions are sobering. But, summed up in four words, this startling book's thrust is: The Power of One — you alone can begin making a difference! Each of us can conserve energy throughout our buying habits, and by becoming informed. This book will be a good place to start — if you haven't already."

The Spectrum, Vol. 5(1) Summer 2006, Public Library, La Planta, MD, USA.

EIANAZ

Policy and Practice Committee of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) used my book to prepare a "Draft EIANZ Policy Statement on WATER" (31 August 2006) for discussion at the 2006 EIANZ Conference.

Canterbury Library

City of Canterbury Library recommends my book to students as an "Environmental Homework Helper".

Citations

The Little Green Handbook has been used and cited in an article on Energy Policy of the United Kingdom as well as in articles on the Population ExplosionSewage Treatment, Malthusian Catastrophe, Loss of Biodiversity Does Matter, Is Humanity Causing Climate Change?, and Seeking Sustainable Solutions to Climate Change. Julie Wilson Foster, BA, an internationally recognised environmental artist, based her article on my book.

 

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Examples of how the book is helping people


From my limited information I can see that many people in various countries are using The Little Green Handbook as a reliable and useful source of information.


Australia. As mentioned earlier, Professor Frank Fenner, former director of the John Curtain School of Medical Research at the Australian National University and Professor of Microbiology, used my book to prepare his keynote address, “Scientific Principles, Scientific Ethics and the Dangers for Survival of Homo Sapiens” at a Symposium on Science and Ethics at the Australian National University.


Australia. Professor David Shearman, Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University of Adelaide informs me that he uses my book to support his research and in his publications.


Australia. Dr Beech, Senior Lecturer at Deakin University recommends the book to all people over sixteen years of age and especially to politicians. The Victorian Field Naturalist, Vol 122, No 5, pp. 250-251.


New Zealand. The Little Green Handbook has been uses by Policy and Practice Committee of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand (EIANZ) to prepare their Policy Statement on water, March 2007.


Australia. The Little Green Handbook has been used by the Department of Defence of the Australian Government in preparing a 316-page document entitled Defence Personnel Environment Scan 2025 (abbreviated as Scan 2025) and published in 2006. “Scan 2025 is a major personnel resource document incorporating significant detail and academic rigor in order to assist with evidence based decision making and consequent personnel policy development.”


The document was prepared by J. Reich, Director of Strategic Personnel Planning and Research (DSPPR), J. Hearps, Program Manager at DSPPR, Lieutenant Dr A. Cohen, Project Officer (DSPPR), Dr J. Temple, Australian National University, and Professor P. McDonald, Australian National University.


Brazil. The Little Green Handbook has been recommended by Planeta Terra, in Brazil, award-winning documentaries (in Portugese). The presentation is made of 7 episodes, each 58 minutes long and is available on DVDs.

Australia. The Little Green Handbook was used in preparing a 91-page Climate Change and Energy Taskforce Final Report, Brisbane, March 2007.


New Zealand. Stephen McKernon used my book to prepare his 48-page document, What are the Social Impacts of Climate Change in Housing, published by Supplejack Ltd, July 2006, Auckland, New Zealand.


USA. P. A. Hogan, PhD, Director, Environmental Engineering ProgramSuffolk University, Boston, used my book in her article “Engineers Are Thinking Green Too! Green Engineering and Cradle-to-Cradle Design”, NEACT Journal, 25(2):15-18, 2007.


Australia. Julie Wilson-Foster, drew inspiration from my book in preparing her ecological exhibition “Petri Dish Pink” with the aim of rising questions about sustainability of our planet. http:/


Australia. The City of Canterbury Library, NSW, Australia, recommends the book as a source of reference on environmental issues to high school students.


Australia. Helen Hawks referred to my book in her article “Save the World”, published in The Sunday Telegraph, 20 February 2005.


Australia. The Little Green Handbook is cited in a study entitled Public Understanding of Carbon Sequestration in Australia: Socio-Demographic Predictors of Knowledge, Engagement and Trust. The study was carried out by Evonne Miller (Postdoctoral Fellow) Lorraine Bell (Research Assistant) and Laurie Buys (Director), Centre for Social Change Research at Queensland University of Technology, and it was published in a scientific journal Australian Journal of Emerging Technologies and Society Vol. 5, No. 1, 2007, pp: 15-33.


Germany-Uzbekistan. The Little Green Handbook is used as a source of reference in the School Partnership to Improve the Conservation of Energy involving collaboration between schools in Germany and Uzbekistan.


Australia. The Little Green Handbook has been used to prepare The Local Growth Management Strategy for the City of Brisbane, 26 April 2007, a document written by Local Growth Implementation Strategy Team.


Canada. The Little Green Handbook has been cited in an 8-page document, Preserve Trees, Develop Neighbourhood, by David Chalk, Vancouver, Canada, August 2007.


Canada. Professor John L. Innes from the Department of Forest Resources Management, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, has recommended The Little Green Handbook to his students.


Italy. The Little Green Handbook has been cited in a 19-page document, L'impatto bioambientale dello smaltimento dei rifiuti, prepared by Fabrizio Crisafulli, July 2007, Italy.


Chile. Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional de Chile lists The Little Green Handbook in their document Cambio Climático, Serie Bibliografía Nº 636 – 2007.


Australia. Ken Davy, director of a real estate company, was inspired by my book to develop an environmental residential estate.


Australia. John Harrison, B.Sc., B.Ec., FAICD, FCPA, Managing Director of TechEco Sustainable Technologies, has been strongly motivated and encouraged by my book to continue with his commitment to sustainability.


AAAS. The book has been listed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


Internet. The Little Green Handbook has been cited in such web-published articles as “Energy Policy of the United Kingdom”, “Loss of Biodiversity Does Matter”, “Population Growth”, “Malthusian Catastrophe”, “Pacific Hering”, “Cell Death”, “Malnutrition”, “World Population”, “The Catastrophic Illusions of Sustainability”, “Water Crisis”, “Overpopulation”, “Domestic Waste Water Treatment”, “Is Humanity Causing Climate Change”, and “Population Explosion”, many of them being translated to foreign languages.


Internet. The Little Green Handbook is recommended as a source of reference by Sustainable Agriculture website. The introductory statement on this website reads: “The purpose of this webpage is to provide veterinarians, students, livestock producers and consumers links to materials on the complex and inter-related issues impacting agricultural resilience, sustainability and food security.”


Internet (Canada). The Little Green Handbook has been recommended as a source of reference by Sustainable Solutions Community, Ontario, Canada.


Libraries. The Little Green Handbook is available in many libraries (university, colleges, schools, and public) in Australia and overseas.


Common readers. I have seen numerous references to The Little Green Handbook in discussions between common readers on the Internet.

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