Rachel Carson and Unintended Consequences

Our generation is unique. The generations preceding us did not face the challenge of saving the environment, primarily because they did not know it needed saving. From the dawn of the Industrial Revolution until the mid twentieth century, most people believed that we had the capability to control nature. Continue reading “Rachel Carson and Unintended Consequences”

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Exploiting Man and Nature

The phrase “human exploitation” usually brings to mind images of slaves in fields of cotton or of young children operating dangerous machinery. However, according to intellectuals such as Carl Marx, Ta-Nehisi Coates and Kevin Bales, it should also bring to mind images of treeless landscapes and smog-filled air. In their respective works, Marx, Coates and Bales each comment on the connection between environmental devastation and human exploitation. Continue reading “Exploiting Man and Nature”