Climate Change, Land Use and Monetary Policy

Climate Change, Land Use and Monetary Policy

The New Trifecta

Non-Fiction - Environment
292 Pages
Reviewed on 02/05/2016
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Author Biography

Geraldine Perry is a critically acclaimed, award-winning author whose books and articles focus on long term solutions to economic, health and environmental justice issues. She has a Master's Degree in Education and an undergraduate minor in Library Science, both of which have served her well in her writing and research. Her subsequent training as a Certified Natural Health Consultant led to an increased interest in agriculture and the environment, and ultimately to the need for systemic monetary reform.

Decades of research over a wide variety of issues led to a truly holistic perspective not only in the overlapping spheres of health, agriculture and the environment but also with respect to the many social, political, and economic problems facing the world today. The scope and depth of her research has, in turn, provided Geri with a uniquely fresh perspective on complicated subjects, offering readers an opportunity to think anew about familiar issues and their most meaningful solutions.

Geri's first book, The Two Faces of Money, co-authored with Ken Fousek, received acclaim from seasoned monetary reformers such as Charles Walters of Acres USA and Dick Distlehorst of the American Monetary Institute and Jack McGuire, of Boston. Her second book, Climate Change, Land Use and Monetary Policy: The New Trifecta won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in the category of Environment, the Indie Excellence Finalist Award (also category of Environment), an Eric Hoffer Book Award Honorable Mention in the category of Ebook Non-fiction, and was an Award-Winning Finalist in the Social Change category of the 2015 USA Best Book Awards.

Geri was born in Chicago and has lived in the Southwest Suburbs most of her life. For the past 15 years she has actively supported and is personally acquainted with the farmers who supply her and her locally engaged food community with some of the best, most nutrient dense food on the planet - while at the same time rebuilding the soil. In her spare time she enjoys reading, taking long walks or just relaxing with her furry friend Ali Cat, picking raspberries in summer and helping her husband stay healthy so he can run FAST and win medals.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Tracy A. Fischer for Readers' Favorite

In an extremely well-researched and eye-opening look into the complexities of the interconnectedness of politics and the environment, author Geraldine Perry has given readers a lot to think about in her new book, Climate Change, Land Use and Monetary Policy: The New Trifecta. Examining the work of independent thinkers, economists, scientists and historical evidence, Perry's work challenges the currently acceptable thinking about global warming and its effects. This book drives home the point that the real culprit behind global warming is our misuse of land, especially in agricultural and energy areas. Author Perry has also provided a convincing argument that changing our monetary policy to make it more "land friendly" is the only way our society will be able to make strides toward our current trajectory.

I very much enjoyed Climate Change, Land Use and Monetary Policy: The New Trifecta. Author Geraldine Perry has done a fantastic job in creating a book that is both educational and incredibly readable, certainly not always an easy feat. Readers will find themselves really pulled into this well researched book and will continue to turn the pages from the start all the way through the end, determined to learn more about how our society is heading in the wrong direction in terms of our attempts to remedy climate change. Any reader interested in the environment, climate change, the future of our planet, politics or just an intriguing and well-researched read should absolutely pick up this book. I highly recommend Climate Change, Land Use and Monetary Policy: The New Trifecta, and I look forward to reading more from the talented author, Geraldine Perry, in the very near future!

K.C. Finn

Climate Change, Land Use and Monetary Policy: The New Trifecta is a non-fiction book by author Geraldine Perry on the subject of global environmental issues. Whilst the rest of the world sits on the CO2 bandwagon, Perry collects together a slew of alternative research from a wide variety of scientific and political disciplines to illustrate that land use presents a considerably larger problem in the face of global warming than the burning of fossil fuels alone. Perry presents a fascinating analysis of language and presentation which the powers that be use to deliver the so-called facts of climate change to the wider world, then proceeds to pull back the curtain and illustrate the truth for her readers with inspiring and informative prose.

I’m not much of an activist, but even I’ve begun to uncover the real meanings behind the messages of those with the money, and those profiting from the CO2 reduction imperative that has taken the world by storm. Geraldine Perry highlights the reversal of the starvation of soils as a simple yet hugely effective way to reintroduce vitality into the earth itself, as well as paving some of the way for the legislative and economic structures that need to be put into place to achieve sustainable planet health. Perry writes in an engaging style that makes this kind of science accessible to all levels of reader, making Climate Change, Land Use and Monetary Policy: The New Trifecta an essential read for anyone with an interest in environmental protection and activism.

Carla Trueheart

Climate Change, Land Use and Monetary Policy: The New Trifecta by Geraldine Perry is an expertly written and researched book that centers around the changing climate, pollution, and the economy. The book begins with the background of our climate and agriculture on Earth, including the history of farming, soil use, and The Dust Bowl. Also covered are topics of pollution, carcinogens, acid rain, freshwater contamination, and fracking. Especially interesting was the history of hemp and the green alternatives to oil and gas. Further, the problems of malnutrition, loss of nutrients in food crops, and world hunger were discussed, as well as possible solutions to these problems. Beyond the examination of climate change, the book also digs into the root of the trouble — an economy that is debt dominant. Readers will learn about the history of American economics, from the time of Jefferson and Hamilton, and how that history has an impact on today’s society, Wall Street, and national debt.

This is a topic I feel strongly about so I read this book carefully, noting not only the historical background of climate and our economy, but also the possible solutions author Geraldine Perry proposes. While green energy is expensive, some changes in our overall economy would be helpful and bring us into a new age with new energy that is not reliant on fossil fuels. The author also explains the boom and bust cycles, the history of paper money, and how Americans think we can create wealth through debt. All of this leads to a terrific conclusion that ties climate and economics together. Climate Change, Land Use and Monetary Policy: The New Trifecta is an illuminating must-read that includes a wealth of information about climate change and the economy. It is highly recommended to those who feel strongly about the earth and topics of climate and economics.

Janelle Fila

Climate Change, Land Use and Monetary Policy: The New Trifecta by Geraldine Perry is a hard hitting non-fiction book that doesn’t pull any punches. Perry argues that it is actually America's over-use of land that is causing the climate changes negatively associated with global warming. When a society mines, logs, or farms to extremes in the same space, it can negatively impact the Earth’s permanent structure. Perry argues that this over-use of our natural resources is the real cause of the increase in climate change we see today. Unfortunately, there are many politicians and business owners who are very invested in the current land policy that we have adopted, and stand to lose a lot of money if that policy is changed, especially to the extremes that Perry suggests.

I found Climate Change, Land Use and Monetary Policy: The New Trifecta to be very well-written. Global warming is a very interesting topic in the fact that it is so subjective, so to hear a sound scientific argument was fascinating. Perry did an excellent job of making her case and most of her documentation supported her claim. It isn’t an easy claim to make and definitely goes against convention, which made me all the more intrigued to read the supporting facts and listen to what she has to say. I think most readers will be attracted to this new twist on a topic they may have thought they already knew.

Renee Taylor

Climate Change, Land Use and Monetary Policy: The New Trifecta by Geraldine Perry is a non-fiction book that takes a topic people think they already know a lot about and puts a whole new spin on it. Perry believes that the scientific facts of global warming are skewed to promote a political agenda. She argues that nothing will change within our society until people realize that CO2 is to blame and take the necessary steps to implement the proper changes. This will require radical changes that could cost many businesses a lot of money, but it is a change that Perry states the Earth needs desperately. And she has backed up her claims with numerous references from some of the greatest thinkers, economists, historians, and scientists of our time. Reading this book will change the way readers think about global warming, and perhaps inspire the right people to take the proper actions to create a lasting change.

I loved the quote that said: “The debate over global warming continues unabated and unresolved.” There is so much misinformation about global warming that a book like Climate Change, Land Use and Monetary Policy: The New Trifecta is needed. Perry effectively cut through the politics surrounding global warming and presented clearly what she believes are the causes and the steps that could be taken to create a solution. I enjoyed reading this book and felt it was presented in a way that was easy to read and understand. The writing was academic but not stuffy. It was persuasive but not pushy, and I appreciated that. Perry gave me the information, but left it up to me to make up my own mind about a subject that is obviously dear to her heart.