Tenet 2 (of 40) of A Conservationist Manifesto (2009) by Scott Russell Sanders

2.    “In out time, the work of conservation is also inspired by a sense of loss.  We feel keenly the spreading of deserts, clear-cutting of forests, extinction of species, poisoning of air and water and soil, disruption of climate, and the consequent suffering of countless people.  We recognize the Earth’s ability  to support life is being degraded by a burgeoning human population, extravagant consumption and reckless technology……”

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