Quotable: Barry Commoner Interview w/ NY Times

Barry Commoner If you ask what you are going to do about global warming, the only rational answer is to change the way in which we do transportation, energy production, agriculture and a good deal of manufacturing. The problem originates in human activity in the form of the production of goods…The Chinese like to say, ‘Crisis means change.’ It means you can get things done. Unfortunately, I think that most of the ‘greening’ that we see so much of now has failed to look back on arguments such as my own — that action has to be taken on what’s produced and how it’s produced. That’s unfortunate, but I’m an eternal optimist, and I think eventually people will come around (color added).

               –Barry Commoner
                 The Paul Revere of the Environmental Movement 


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