Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Humans and Nature

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Barry Commoner identified, explained
ecological, environmental connectedness:
humans, the natural world,
social injustice,
the environmental crisis.

Commoner boiled down his philosophy
to four simple principles.

Everything is connected
to everything else.

Everything must go somewhere.
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Nature knows best.

There is no such thing
as a free lunch.

He wrote “The Closing Circle.”
He was the greatest
of the twentieth century.

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but I modified it adding the green recycle image.
Barry Commoner helped achieve a nuclear test ban in the 1960’s, he drew early attention to the dangers of dioxins, he recognized the potential of solar energy, and he promoted recycling as a way to reduce waste. He died at the age of ninety-five from natural causes on Sunday, September 30, 2012.

© 2012 Catherine Giordano

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