There is no doubt that the environmental movement has during recent decades been one of the most successful forces for political and social change, particularly in many Western countries. The evidence for this is widespread.

With the momentum of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, some of the most damaging pesticides were phased out. The return of otters and many birds of prey is among the beneficial consequences of this. The disappearance of wildlife in many regions has at least been slowed down through the creation of different kinds of protected area, and about 13% of the Earth’s land surface is ...


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