Ecomodernism

Applying the Dharma for the preservation of planet Earth and its inhabitants
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Nicholas
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Ecomodernism

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A few years ago a group of Earth & Humanity lovers put forth a Manifesto of seven themes. This approach seems feasible & thus helpful to both human nature and non-human nature on this planet.

http://www.ecomodernism.org
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How it begins:
To say that the Earth is a human planet becomes truer every day. Humans are made from the Earth, and the Earth is remade by human hands. Many earth scientists express this by stating that the Earth has entered a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene, the Age of Humans.

As scholars, scientists, campaigners, and citizens, we write with the conviction that knowledge and technology, applied with wisdom, might allow for a good, or even great, Anthropocene. A good Anthropocene demands that humans use their growing social, economic, and technological powers to make life better for people, stabilize the climate, and protect the natural world.

In this, we affirm one long-standing environmental ideal, that humanity must shrink its impacts on the environment to make more room for nature, while we reject another, that human societies must harmonize with nature to avoid economic and ecological collapse.
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Nicholas wrote: Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:32 am A few years ago a group of Earth & Humanity lovers put forth a Manifesto of seven themes. This approach seems feasible & thus helpful to both human nature and non-human nature on this planet.

http://www.ecomodernism.org
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Proud to have worked for 21 years at The Nature Conservancy, where ecomodernist Peter Kareiva was Chief Scientist.

What is ecomodernism and New Conservation?
Broadly it's

Quit Romanticizing

Put Nature in Cities where people actually live

Broaden Constituency to include everyone, even farmers, ranchers, indigenous people, the poor.

Embrace Technology

Partner with Business works better than fighting them.

Nature for People instead of being removed from the people.

Probably the greatest example of a New Conservationist is Barack Obama. The huge increases in gas mileage agreed to by car companies. Shutting down coal, fast tracking solar and wind, big carbon agreements with China, a more pragmatic approach to species conservation and a legitimizing of the wishes of people directly affected by any conservation action. President Obama has put out the effort to partner with farmers and ranchers, protect greenways and landscapes for recreation, bring nature to the cities where people actually live. President Obama's Great Outdoors Initiative without fanfare was the direct use of many New Conservationists ideas. A peek at my link reveals bullet points that might well have been lifted verbatim out of the New Conservationists playbook.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2014/1 ... vationists
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