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Can New Environmentalism Save the World from Itself? Strange Bedfellows and a “Big Tent”

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Can New Environmentalism Save the World from Itself? Strange Bedfellows and a “Big Tent”

Lecture date: May 27, 2014. Peter Kareiva discusses his perspective on new environmentalism and how new messages, new science, and new alliances are conservation’s best hope.

It is hard to find people who want to ravage the environment or destroy nature. Yet, somehow, people who promote conservation are on the defensive, according to Kareiva. One solution, he suggests, is to make it clear that conservation is for everyone, to search for bright spots of natural resilience, to avoid the doom-and-gloom perception bias, to embrace the potential for recovery or restoration, and to be comfortable with the realization that nature never stands still.

Video Posted: May 28, 2014 | Running time: 44:56



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