Is there an environmental movement?

The direct question of whether there actually is an environmental movement – provocative as it is – already seems to me to contain a mistake. The word ‘environment’ suggests, dangerously, that what we are about is preserving something outside of us, something else. But actually, the so-called environmental movement is also very much about preserving ourselves; we are not distinct from the ecosystems that we depend upon and without which we are nothing. We are not separate from them. So we should stop talking about ‘the environmental movement’. We should talk ...


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