Challenging The Environmental Movement On Core Issues

Stewart Brand believes that environmentalists should rethink their positions on population growth, urbanization, genetically modified crops, and nuclear power.
April 25, 2005, 10am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan
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"Reversals of this sort have occurred before. Wildfire went from universal menace in mid-20th century to honored natural force and forestry tool now, from “Only you can prevent forest fires!” to let-burn policies and prescribed fires for understory management. The structure of such reversals reveals a hidden strength in the environmental movement and explains why it is likely to keep on growing in influence from decade to decade and perhaps century to century."

Thanks to Dick Nelson

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Published on Thursday, April 21, 2005 in Technology Review
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