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Barry Commoner: Pollution, affluence and class

[Quotes and Insights #23] Pioneer socialist ecologist Barry Commoner, author of The Closing Circle, speaking at Harvard University, during the first Earth Day, April 1970…. “The favorite statistic is that the U.S. contains 6 to 7% of the world population but consumes more than half the world’s resources and is responsible for that fraction of […]

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Are consumers destroying the earth?

Are consumers destroying the earth?

Monstrous as the consumer economy has become, consumer spending is not the biggest environmental problem.  Most waste and pollution is caused by industrial, military and commercial processes, over which consumers have no control.  CONSUMERS ARE NOT THE BIG GREEN PROBLEM by Simon Butler Green Left Weekly, December 3, 2011  Most environmentalists would agree consumerism and […]

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