Retreating into denial

New York Times: In the U.S., concern over human effects on the natural world began with conservationism, an attachment to particular beloved places and creatures. Then, in 1960s and "˜70s, the ecological movement helped show that the human footprint extends beyond specific locales "” it is systemic, threatening whole species and ecosystems. Climate change has rendered the green laws of the "˜70s even more far-reaching than their authors intended. Conservation gave way to environmentalism, the consciousness......

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