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What Conservation Must Look Like in the 21st Century By Stewart Brand #green

[Editor's note: This article is a summary of a recent conversation between Stewart Brand and Peter Kareiva , the chief scientist at The Nature Conservancy, in San Francisco. The article originally appeared on Stewart Brand's blog at the Long Now Foundation.] Peter Kareiva began by recalling the environmental "golden decade" of 1965-75, set in motion by the scientist Rachel Carson. In quick succession Congress created the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act -- which passed the Senate unanimously. Green influence has been dwindling ever since. A series of polls in the US asked how many agreed with the statement, "Most environmentalists are extremists, not reasonable people." In 1996, 32 percent agreed. In 2004, 43 percent agreed. Now it's over 50 percent who think environmentalists are unreasonable. Kareiva noted that as the world is urbanizing...

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