I won’t call the Greenbelt movement “the movement to save Nature”, since no matter what we human beings do to it, some of what we call ‘Nature’ is likely to survive our worst efforts. Microbes at the bottom of the ocean will likely make it through. So it’s not Nature this movement aims to save – it’s us.

It’s a movement to save the human race, through preserving and improving the conditions that we ourselves need in order to remain alive and healthy within functioning societies. As such, the Greenbelt initiative is part of a huge group of conservation organisations – everything from international ...


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