evangelical environmentalism
found it in this also-worth-reading comment thread at ace's.

i don't know much about michael chriton's politics, but judging by the books i have read of his i had always thought of him as more of a lefty. the tone of human arrogance causing massive destruction via science always smacked of liberalism to me, but i could be mistaken.

having said that, he has an excellent piece on how environmentalism has become the religion of many these days. you know the type, absolutely invincible to facts, always blathering some odd statistics that show that every time we fart it kills a tree in the rainforest, etc, etc, etc. and it is a shame, because the sheer nuttiness of it turns so many off what is an important issue, that needs to be discussed rationally. it's hard to do when the picture of an environmentalism is an anti-capitalist stoner college dropout.

anyway, his piece is one of the best articles on the modern environmental movement i've read, he pleads for the return of environmentalism from space cadet nutters to the realm of real science, where we can dispassionately find out what is actually going on and realistically do something about it.


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"I think we ought to read only the kind of books that wound and stab us...We need the books that affect us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside of us.

ace o spades hq
bargain-basement allahpundit
a small victory
army of mom
babalu blog
beautiful atrocities
being american in t o
belmont club
blame bush!
castle argghhh!
citizen smash
the command post
common sense runs wild
curmudgeonly & skeptical, r
curmudgeonly & skeptical, pg-13
dean's world
drill sergeant rob
exit zero
enjoy every sandwich
feisty repartee
fistful of fortnights
free will
four right wing wacos
ghost of a flea
half the sins of mankind
the hatemonger's quarterly
hog on ice
house of plum
id's cage
ilyka damen
incoherant ramblings
in dc journal
the jawa report
knowledge is power
lileks bleat
the llama butchers
memento moron
the mudville gazette
naked villainy
nerf-coated world
those damned pajama people
professor chaos
professor shade
the protocols of the yuppies of zion
protein wisdom
the queen of all evil
seven inches of sense
shinobi, who is a f'n numbers ninja, yo
tall dark and mathteriouth
the nose on your face
the thearapist
this is class warfare
texas best grok
tim worstall
way off bass

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