Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist
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Natural History & Environment - Published: 26/Apr/2017 - ISBN: 9780571329694
Paul Kingsnorth was once an ardent environmental activist. He fought against rampant development and the depredations of a corporate world that seemed hell-bent on ignoring a looming climate crisis in its relentless pursuit of profit. But as the environmental movement began to focus on 'sustainability' rather than the defence of wild places for their own sake and as global conditions worsened, he grew disenchanted with the movement that he once embraced. He gave up what he saw as the false hope that residents of the First World would ever make the kind of sacrifices that might avert the severe consequences of climate change. These essays chart the change in Kingsnorth's thinking and articulate a new vision that he calls 'dark ecology,' which stands firmly in opposition to the belief that technology can save us.
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