When Eco-Battle Cries Backfire

By Frances Moore Lappe

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“We’ve hit the limits of a finite Earth!” Ever heard this environmentalists’ call to action?

If you have, it’s probably made intuitive sense. After all, aren’t ecosystems in collapse everywhere? The message warns us that we’ve crossed the line, and the obvious takeaway: Pull back just as fast as we can.

Not only is the message common, it is passionately felt. Barely off the podium after delivering the opening address at a conference of campus sustainability leaders, I was hit by a blast of anger. I’d outraged a professor of ecology by questioning the usefulness — even the accuracy — …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green

    

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