The problem of Environmental Group Think

The paper — based on interviews with 25 leaders in the mainstream environmental movement (nearly all of them, like S&N, white men) — argues that environmentalism is ill-equipped to face the massive global challenges of our day, particularly climate change. The movement has become a relic and a failure, the authors say, coasting on decades-old successes, bereft of new ideas, made fat and complacent by easy funding, narrowly defining “environmental” problems, and relying almost exclusively on short-sighted technical solutions.

Read The death of environmentalism: Global warming politics in a post-environmental world by Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus (here)


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