Rachel Carson, a US biologist, is credited, internationally, for launching the modern environmental movement. US environmentalists and organizations are widely admired, and when I wrote my first book, Home Ecology, people in the UK were always praising the USA for its recycling programs and general awareness.
Today, the US doesn’t have the same Green credibility, and in fact its position on global climate change is costing us friends, both politically and on the local level. It’s a topic people bring up in conversation quite often. Here’s what’s going on right now: “U.S. rejects bid for post-Kyoto talks.”