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Wealth, and net worth, are useful metrics when you’re talking about the rich. But they tend to conceal more than they reveal when you’re talking about the poor.
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Conserving nature and embracing each other
In Working together: A call for inclusive conservation , published in Nature , Heather Tallis, Jane Lubchenco and 238 co-signatories, talk about the recent debate between the likes of Michael Soule, who believe that nature should be preserved for its own sa...
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"We Should Definitely Ban Fracking and LPG Plants" http://feedly.com/e/MmzeufQw
Building off an earlier post, I want to continue to reemphasize my newfound support for banning fracking and anything that could be remotely as harmful to it. Why the reprise? Well, this past weekend our family spent a wonderful day touring around the Finger Lakes. The area is in our estimation one of the most…
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Conservation, biocentrism and talk
At one end of the continuum , people who are strongly anthropocentric care only about the welfare of humanity; all other species are resources to be exploited. They would be content in a world dominated by domestic species as long as there was sufficient fo...
There is no such continuum. Nobody is even slightly biocentric. Some people are particularly fond of wildlife, just as others are of food, music, sports or cars. Some people may be so fond of cars or wildlife and so disrespectful of fellow humans that they may be willing to rob other people in ...
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A re-read of The Malay Archipelago reminded me of Alfred Russel Wallace's occasional bleeding-heart libertarian leanings. From his time in remote Dobo in t
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Costanza and index fetishism
In Development: Time to leave GDP behind Robert Costanza and coauthors (thereafter Costanza), published in Nature , write: [S]ince the end of the Second World War, promoting GDP growth has remained the primary national policy goal in almost every country 1....
The only support for this assertion is that number 1, a reference to the paper The GDP paradox by Jeroen C.J.M. van den Bergh. But van der Bergh does not argue or give any evidence that promoting GDP growth has ever been "the primary national policy goal in almost every country.
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