Wednesday, August 5th, 2009
Recently, we’ve heard about ‘the death of environmentalism’ because – allegedly – the world’s corporations now understand ecology and will solve our problems with investment, innovation, and gung-ho optimism. Of course, what the investors want to create with all that optimism and ingenuity are profits, not real sustainability. < ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office">
Critics regularly accuse environmentalists of being ‘doom and gloom’ prognosticators who complain of endless problems, but offer ‘no solutions’. However, if we check the record, we’ll discover that serious ecologists have been offering solutions for centuries.