Monday, April 25, 2005

Environmental Heresies

MIT Technology Review says:
Environmental Heresies
By Stewart Brand May 2005

Over the next ten years, I predict, the mainstream of the environmental movement will reverse its opinion and activism in four major areas: population growth, urbani­zation, genetically engineered organisms, and nuclear power.

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.
I don't see environmentalists responding to scientific facts so readily.

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