Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on January 29, 2023

in Environment, Seen and Unseen

… is from page 38 of Michael Shellenberger’s excellent 2020 book, Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All (original emphasis):

Insensitivity to Brazil’s need for economic development led environmental groups, including Greenpeace, to advocate policies that contributed to the fragmentation of the rainforest and the unnecessary expansion of cattle ranching and farming. Environmental policies should have resulted in “intensification,” growing more food on less land. Instead, they resulted in extensification and a political and grassroots backlash by farmers that resulted in rising deforestation.

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