Reviews for Technology and Sustainability


This book is an empowering account of how our personal choices can help shape a better future for next generations.—Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development and Director of the Science, Technology, and Globalization Project, Harvard Kennedy School


Concerned for the future of your children? In Technology and Sustainability, Peter Denton explains why you should be and what can be done to avert a possible ecological catastrophe. In this perceptive book, the author elucidates the stark choices ahead of us: either we re-evaluate the word “progress” by re-thinking the technological, ethical and philosophical principles upon which modern society is based, or we are eventually doomed to collective suicide.—Roberto De Vogli, Associate Professor in Global Health at the University of Michigan (UM) and a Senior Lecturer in Social Epidemiology at University College London (UCL)


Technology is the most powerful agent alive today, but cannot make the ethical choices necessary to flourish. Denton exhorts us to understand and take hold of technology, so we human beings can consciously act ethically and thereby create the world we envision.—John R. Ehrenfeld, Executive Director of the International Society for Industrial Ecology; former Director of the MIT Program on Technology, Business, and Environment; and author of Sustainability by Design


These reflections on technology should stimulate your thinking about the crucial questions of our day.—Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org and author of Enough


Peter Denton has once again written a book that makes one think about not only what to do or how to do it, but more importantly, why to do it. Achieving sustainable society is more about our attitudes and our ethical orientations than even our actions. Peter makes the arguments for the ethics clear even for those of us from a technological background.—John R. Craynon, ARIES Project Director, Virginia Center for Coal and Energy Research, Virginia Tech.