When environmental writers are part of the problem

September 5, 2007 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to John Feeney for this editorial and to Bob Engelman for bringing it to my attention.

Something’s missing in today’s environmental discussion. When talking about causes and proposed solutions for our ecological plight, few environmental writers are telling us more than half the story. Al Bartlett, physics professor emeritus at the University of Colorado and long time sustainability activist calls it “the silent lie.” It’s the near universal tendency to focus on the importance of cutting fossil fuel use while staying mum on the topic of population growth.

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