This is such a brilliant speech. It’s too bad that those who need to pay the most attention have no desire to do so.
And for something completely different, today a guest post by my hero, David Suzuki…….
Despite the enormous success of the environmental movement in the 1960s and 70s, we have fundamentally failed to use each of those battles to broaden the public understanding of why we were battling. It wasn’t just the power of environmentalists against developers, environmentalists against the oil industry. It was because we had a different way of looking at the world.
Environmentalism is a way of seeing our place within the biosphere. That’s what the battles were fought over. But we have failed to shift the perspective; or in the popular jargon, we failed to move or shift the paradigm. We are still stuck in the old way of seeing things.
I come to many of the politicians and corporate executives that environmentalists have been fighting all these years. They are driven by a totally different set…
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