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  Radical environmentalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Radical environmentalism is a branch of the larger Environmental movement which views certain human activities as an attack on the natural world, which it considers to be sacrosanct.
Radical environmentalists see the solution to these problems in the overthrow of current Western ideas of religion and philosophy (including capitalism and the patriarchy) through "resacralising" and reconnecting with nature.
Taylor, Bron, 2005, Radical Environmentalism, pp 1326-1335 in
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Radical_environmentalism   (471 words)

 Epstein - Grassroots Environmentalism and Strategies for Social Change   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Though the environmental movement of the late sixties and seventies had made the question of pollution a priority, and some federal legislation was achieved on this issue during the seventies, the issue of hazardous waste did not become a focus of activism, or of public concern, until 1978.
Meanwhile environmental activists of color were raising the issue of the whiteness of the mainstream environmental groups, and their lack of interest in issues affecting people of color.
Cultural radicalism was a dominant theme in many of the movements of the time, especially the women's movement and the gay and lesbian movements, among some sections of movements of people of color, especially around issues of identity and identity politics.
www.interweb-tech.com /nsmnet/docs/epstein.htm   (8472 words)

 FrontPage magazine.com :: Earth Day's Anti-Human Agenda by Michael Berliner
The fundamental goal of environmentalism is not clean air and clean water; rather, it is the demolition of technological/industrial civilization.
Environmentalism's goal is not the advancement of human health, human happiness, and human life; rather, it is a subhuman world where "nature" is worshipped like the totem of some primitive religion.
To save mankind from environmentalism, what's needed is not the appeasing, compromising approach of those who urge a "balance" between the needs of man and the "needs" of the environment.
frontpagemag.com /Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=13071   (541 words)

 Smith, Mike   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
From the perspective of a radical environmentalism concerned to engage with and use social theory this deficit is doubly worrying.
Environmentalism also questions the right of 'experts', whether 'natural' or 'social' scientists, to determine our collective futures.(Shiva, 1994; Irwin, 1995) Bhopal and Chernobyl, BSE and botulism all exhibit the fallibility of such expertise and have undermined the lay public's trust in received knowledge.
From an environmental perspective the ethical is not centred in us as individuals or in society, it is a lived multi-dimensional relation of care for natural (and human) others, a relation which also originates in part from the environment itself.
www.geog.ubc.ca /iiccg/papers/smith_m.html   (6787 words)

 Revista Envío - From Environmentalism To Radical Ecology
It represents an advance in relation to conservationism and environmentalism, because instead of considering the environment in isolation, its object is the human being immersed in that environment.
Although we know that they will be destroyed and exterminated by the radical aggression of white culture, it is worth fighting for them, because each culture reveals the capacity of human beings to be different, to organize a new form of human mystery, to synthesize all that surrounds them, to organize the imaginary.
Radical Ecology is a proposal for how to read the world; it is a new cosmology, a cosmovision, a new way for human beings to relate to themselves, to the other, to nature, but always with an inclusive relationship, not excluding nature, but considering links, systems, interweavings.
www.envio.org.ni /articulo/2023   (7596 words)

 The Environment at the Conservative Bookstore
Environmentalism has many facets for the conservative, from his own desire to live in a clean and healthy environment to outrage at the left's encroachment on property rights in the name of the spotted owl to the reign of terror perpetrated by radical extremists in the movement.
This is a thoughtful work that explores not merely U.S. environmental policy but also speculates on the natural forces in society that at first accept pollution to advance materially; as capabilities improve the same society begins to foster a cleaner environment as the next step in improving quality of life.
Green Delusions: An Environmentalist Critique of Radical Environmentalism, (hb) by Martin W. Lewis describes why extreme environmentalism cannot succeed in the third world and how the movement is haunted by technophobia.
www.conservativebookstore.com /fenviro.shtml   (1457 words)

 What's Really Going On? Trashing the Planet - John Loeffler - Koinonia House
In the past, environmental laws were frequently enacted while ignoring the fact that environmental issues do not exist in an idealistic vacuum - the laws themselves may have a negative impact on people, the economy and, yes, even the environment.
Over the past two decades, environmental groups fought the construction of new nuclear power plants in California and even forced the shutdown of plants which were on-line but had not been on long enough to pay back the immense costs of construction, which was multiplied several times over due to a labyrinth of environmental regulations.
The philosophy of radical environmentalism is based in the religious belief of pantheism, that god is in all and all is god; that earth is our mother (Gaia); that all living things have equal value and that mankind has overstepped its bounds, even being a cancer on the rest of nature.
www.khouse.org /articles/2001/345   (1531 words)

 The Real Motive Behind Radical Environmentalism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In his June 11 response to Jim Bender's May 23 letter condemning the environmental movement, Steven Pardue's statement that a love for the earth does not imply a hatred for mankind misses the point.
Observe that it is this ability that the "earth firsters" decry as arrogant, selfish and brutal.
Environmentalism's populist attempts to feign a concern for the human condition - the apocalyptic assertions of universal doom brought about by the destruction and exhaustion of our natural resources - are little more than highly exaggerated appeals to emotion.
www.flash.net /~duus/erthlet.html   (311 words)

 Bron Taylor, Radical Environmentalists and the Unabomber—A Terrorist Connection?
By fanning the flames of hatred against environmental activists, assertions like these only increase the likelihood that environmental conflicts will assume more a violent character than is already the case.
Radical environmentalists believe that industrialism, consumerism, and the domination of life by corporations intent on extending market capitalism into all planetary corners contribute to the global decline of biodiversity and the widespread desecration of land.
Third, radical environmentalists do not see electoral politics as a way to bridge the gap between what is (the present extinction crisis) and what ought to be (the flourishing of all life forms).
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/25b/025.html   (809 words)

 Radical Environmentalism, Suicide
Environmental hype notwithstanding, and no matter how many the sky-is-falling communiqués are hitting the media each day, Mother Earth has been around a long time, and will continue to be.
Given the drawing power of environmentalism as a cause to today’s youth, suicides among radical environmentalists should be disquieting.
Radical environmentalism paves the way for a loss of perspective; It can be a vortex, sucking its victims into the darkest of worlds, sending our young people down a fl, hopeless path.
www.canadafreepress.com /2004/main030804.htm   (740 words)

 Radical values environmentalism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Radical values environmentalism is a view that the only intrinsically good thing is a flourishing ecosystem; individuals and societies are merely instrumentally valuable, as means to having a flourishing ecosystem.
The word "radical" here means "justified from fundamentals." The Jain religion has held such views since very early times, and Buddhism was radically influenced by this sort of thought.
Very often, environmental cognition and moral cognition are not distinct in these languages - offenses to nature were like those to other people, and Animism reinforced this by giving nature "personality" via myth.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Radical_values_environmentalism   (421 words)

 Christ and Creation's Longing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Beyond their misunderstanding of the facts, beyond their tolerance of draconian solutions, the [environmental and population] controllers are finally accused of regarding people, at least when found in great numbers, as a kind of pollution.
There is regular change of rhetoric, and the tocsin of environmental alarmism is sounded in different keys and with reference to different scientific (or pseudoscientific) claims, but the shape of the argument has not changed that much in the past quarter century.
In environmental circles, that dogma is powerfully reinforced by the conventional polemic against the biblical language of domination.
www.firstthings.com /ftissues/ft9712/neuhaus.html   (4079 words)

 Environmentalism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Environmentalism is the promotion of the conservation and recuperation of the natural world.
There is an enormous divergence among the radical environmentalism and the scientific environmentalism, mainly by the foundations upon which both groups are based.
However, we have found that the dramatic weather manifestations in some land areas, as thunderstorms, cyclones, twisters, heavy snowing, hailstorms, etc., are normal phenomena boosted up radically by the pressure of deforestation and the alteration of the topography by incontrollable cropping and the excessive growth of the urban areas.
www.biocab.org /Environmentalism.html   (4197 words)

 How to Save the World
Radical environmentalists may define themselves as saboteurs, but anyone who would define himself as an ecoterrorist would make me suspicious -- terrorism of any kind is anathema to and condemned by even the most radical environmental groups (if you don't believe read their websites, linked below).
Radical environmentalists protect the life of both living beings and natural systems from human destruction when the human destruction is a function of our wants, not our needs.
Radical environmentalists reply that we are addicted to consumerism as well as growth and expansion.
blogs.salon.com /0002007/2004/02/23.html   (4132 words)

 Catholic Culture : Document Library : 40 Shades of Green: The Rise of Radical Environmentalism
These radical environmentalists, or watermelon radicals, that is, green on the outside and red in the middle, have an inflated sense of self-importance that empowers them with the task of saving the planet, even if they have to destroy the United States in the process.
Environmentalism is a new arena for the Catholic Church.
In direct reaction to the Bishops Conference's environmental positions, there is a movement afoot to redefine the debate in light of traditional Catholic teachings on man's relationship to God's creation.
www.catholicculture.org /docs/doc_view.cfm?recnum=6620   (2370 words)

 Education Issues: Radical Environmentalism in Schools
One factor in our decision was the leftist propaganda that he was being taught, including the idea that he could "save the earth" by picking up litter in his spare time and avoiding the use of styrofoam.
There is a problem, however, when faculty use theories and propose solutions that are radical and unchallenged by alternative views.
Environmental studies coursework often lends itself to this type of unanswered, radical, progressive thought, much like women's studies, peace studies and postmodern studies.
www.akdart.com /edu11.html   (1075 words)

 Chapter 91: Animal Rights And Radical Environmentalism: Misplaced Priorities
The radical animal rights and environmentalist movements believe that literally every being on earth is itself a type of divinity or "potential divinity." Since all objects we produce are extracted from natural resources, some even believe that such objects interfere with the earth's quest for its own godhood.
These environmental groups claim that they only favor "family planning" and "population control." However, their leadership is fully aware of the fact that the Mexico City Policy and the cutoff of funds to the UNFPA only affected those "population control" programs that funded coerced abortions.
Environmental groups seem to assume that the United States, as the world's leading industrialized country, is one huge environmental disaster riding on the razor's edge of habitability.
www.off-road.com /green/chapter91.html   (11888 words)

 The Conservative Monitor - Interview with Ron Arnold
When radicals see such groups fund-raising on the claim that they are the saviors of the planet, it appears as mere self-aggrandizing and arrogant rhetoric without substance.
We usually think of "radical" as meaning "revolutionary," but it doesn't, it only means "of the root," as in "going back to the root." Radical environmentalism is not revolutionary, it is devolutionary.
Radical environmentalism is not progressive, it's retrogressive, aiming to blast us not to some utopian future, but back to primeval nature or even -- as Dave Foreman's magazine Wild Earth wrote of the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement -- to oblivion.
www.conservativebookstore.com /creview/iarchive/05arnold.htm   (1434 words)

 Colleges Foster Radical Environmentalism by Roger Custer - HUMAN EVENTS
Subscribers to the ecofeminist movement claim that nature is similar to women in that they are both oppressed by men in a "patriarchal society." The link between feminism and environmentalism creates a movement that is opposed to capitalism and modern industrial society.
Jane Shaw of the Property & Environment Research Center, a free-market environmental organization, said environmental studies departments are "antagonistic to economic thinking and free market ideas," and that they are "somewhat alarmist" about the state of the environment.
Shaw said her organization is rarely contacted to work with environmental studies students or departments.
www.humaneventsonline.com /article.php?id=7243   (544 words)

 Review: Deep Environmental Politics: The Role of Radical Environmentalism in Crafting American Environmental Policy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
These are the media-based images that much of the public perceives as fact when radical environmentalism makes a move.
Fortunately, Phillip Cramer has written an in-depth and well-conceived overview of deep ecology, radical environmentalism, and its impact on the crafting of environmental law and regulation.
Dale A. Stirling (dastirling@intertox.com) is a historian with the public health and environmental consulting firm of Intertox, Inc., 2819 Elliott Avenue, Suite 201 Seattle, WA 98121 USA.
egj.lib.uidaho.edu /egj11/stirling2.html   (664 words)

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It also suggests a dissatisfaction with piecemeal reforms, which are seen by radical environmentalists as (by themselves) inadequate for bringing about the changes which are necessary in responding to the environmental crisis.
The term ‘radical environmentalism’ has been used primarily as a way of describing the work of activist groups which use civil disobedience and other non-mainstream means to forward a ‘green,’ environmentalist agenda.
In this course, we will consider the environmental movement’s relationship to radical and progressive social movements more generally, in addition to focusing on the radical implications of environmental thought and philosophy and the radical tactics of environmental activists.
www.uvm.edu /~aivakhiv/envs180.doc   (4631 words)

 Dragonland's Aryan Restoration Troops -- Dharmapala's Rage
The Dragonland's Aryan Restoration Troops (DART) is a Folk Socialist, Radical Traditionalist, Radical Environmentalist, anti-American, anti-Zionist and anti-Globalist organization that uses direct action in the form of guerrilla operations, covert activities, and economic sabotage to oppose the destruction of the traditional Bhutanese culture and society, dharmic values, holistic way of life, and environment.
Radical displacement of the anti-national bureaucracy is a must.
DART is a Folk Socialist, Radical Traditionalist, Radical Environmentalist, anti-American, anti-Zionist and anti-Globalist organization that uses direct action in the form of guerrilla operations, covert activities, and economic sabotage to oppose the destruction of the traditional Bhutanese culture and society, dharmic values, holistic way of life, and environment.
www.geocities.com /mahabala_awake   (7052 words)

 IMPACT Press: Article: "The Fresno Frenzy: Invasion of the ELF and ALF" -- April-May '03
It brought together notorious animal rights and environmental activists that, at one time or another, had been arrested for direct action and acts of animal liberation and property destruction, along with noted academics who write about and support this controversial aspect of the animal rights and environmental movements.
In effect, radicals are products of the state that condemns them, for if government enforced laws and protected citizens, and if industries were not allowed "ownership" rights over animals and the environment, there would be no need for an ALF, ELF, and their academic supporters.
In an extreme situation where after decades of hard work by animal rights and environmental groups ever more animals are being killed and abused and the destruction of the earth advances rapidly, activists feel that "extreme" measures are needed to defend the earth and its animal species from attack.
www.impactpress.com /articles/aprmay03/best4503.html   (2448 words)

 Contesting Earth's Future
Radical ecology typically brings to mind media images of ecological activists standing before loggers' saws, staging anti-nuclear marches, and confronting polluters on the high seas.
He also situates radical ecology within the complex cultural and political terrain of the late twentieth century, showing its relation to Martin Heidegger's anti-technological thought, 1960s counterculturalism, and contemporary theories of poststructuralism and postmodernity.
An early and influential ecological thinker, Zimmerman is uniquely qualified to provide a broad overview of radical environmentalism and delineate its various schools of thought.
www.ucpress.edu /books/pages/6238.html   (380 words)

 The end of radical environmentalism?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Crichton's protagonists -- a scientist, a lawyer, a philanthropist and two remarkably athletic women -- race around the world foiling the plots of environmental extremists who seek to frighten the world into embracing their radical agenda.
Crichton is not a scientist, but he has accurately summarized their findings in a book that will reach millions of readers in the coming months, and tens of millions in the coming years.
Crichton anticipates the coming assault and puts his finger on the motivation of his critics: Environmentalism today is a multi-billion-dollar industry funded by government research grants and leftist philanthropists and dependent on fear-mongering to keep the money coming in.
www.lp.org /lpnews/printer_30.shtml   (660 words)

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