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Barry Commoner
May 28, 1917 -
Nationality: American
Category: Scientist
Subcategory: American Scientist

The environmental crisis is a global problem, and only global action will resolve it.


The most meaningful engine of change, powerful enough to confront corporate power, may be not so much environmental quality, as the economic development and growth associated with the effort to improve it.


No action is without its side effects.


The AEC had at its command an army of highly skilled scientists.


In every case, the environmental hazards were made known only by independent scientists, who were often bitterly opposed by the corporations responsible for the hazards.


It reflects a prevailing myth that production technology is no more amenable to human judgment or social interests than the laws of thermodynamics, atomic structure or biological inheritance.


Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life: in education, medicine and law; in journalism, literature and art.


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