Environmentalism

Barry Commoner, Environmental Scientist/Activist, Dead at 95

Ran for president with the "Citizens Party" in 1980, finished 5th

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Described in 1970 by Time magazine as the "Paul Revere of ecology," Commoner followed Rachel Carson as America's most prominent modern environmentalist. But unlike Carson, Commoner viewed the environmental crisis as a symptom of a fundamentally flawed economic and social system. A biologist and research scientist, he argued that corporate greed, misguided government priorities, and the misuse of technology accounted for the undermining of "the finely sculptured fit between life and its surroundings."

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