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(CBC)   Being a "scientific tree-hugger" is a thing now, because the two lofty aspirations never, ever conflict with one another   (cbc.ca) divider line 5
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2014-01-14 05:45:22 PM  
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ikanreed: Responsible environmentalism is practical, better for the economy, and less tied up in ideology that laizes faire capitalism.  Some environmentalists do not get this, but that has no bearing on how boneheaded "do nothing" is an approach.


yep, I agree.

Here a decade or so ago, it was hip in environmental circles to be against anything ranching where I grew up.  After several ranchers went bankrupt after facing lawsuits and ever constricting regulations they simply subdivided or sold their land to developers which promptly started building cookie-cutter mansions  on 2 acre parcels.  It didn't take long that these enviros decided that maybe they didn't think their cunning plan all the way through.
2014-01-14 03:30:56 PM  
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Many people who claim to love the environment are not very scientific about it. Like people who hate deer hunting when they are over populated due to us killing off thier natural predators.
2014-01-14 03:20:52 PM  
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FLMountainMan: Tom Clancy had a book where he used "tree-hugger" as a pejorative.  Over and over.  I'd read all of Clancy's books to that point, but that was the last one.  Enjoying nature isn't something to be ashamed of.  Sure, there are some extremely stupid or misguided ideas under the umbrella of environmentalism, but there are with most movements.


Yeah, that happened to me, too. I don't remember if it was whatever book "tree-hugger" was in, but I remember getting into a book and thinking "holy crap, age has decayed whatever organ kept him from saying all the bigoted, mean, jerkish, egocentric things he used to know are wrong but couldn't help feeling. Guess I'm done reading this asshole."
2014-01-14 02:38:12 PM  
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Responsible environmentalism is practical, better for the economy, and less tied up in ideology that laizes faire capitalism.  Some environmentalists do not get this, but that has no bearing on how boneheaded "do nothing" is an approach.
2014-01-14 02:36:15 PM  
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Well some of the principals that environmentalists espouse are not technically scientifically based.  That said, it's a pretty safe assumption that environmentalists as a whole are much more scientifically literate than non-environmentalists.
 
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