Barry Commoner

Barry Commoner – As the earth spins through…


“As the earth spins through space, a view from above the North Pole would encompass most of the wealth of the world – most of its food, productive machines, doctors, engineers and teachers. A view from the opposite pole would encompass most of the world’s poor.”
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Barry Commoner – What I have experienced over…


“What I have experienced over time is that environmental problems are easier to deal with in ways that don’t go into their interconnections to the rest of what we are.”
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Barry Commoner – The wave of new productive…


“The wave of new productive enterprises would provide opportunities to remedy the unjust distribution of environmental hazards among economic classes and racial and ethnic communities.”
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Barry Commoner – The weapons were conceived and…


“The weapons were conceived and created by a small band of physicists and chemists they remain a cataclysmic threat to the whole of human society and the natural environment.”
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Barry Commoner – What is needed now is…


“What is needed now is a transformation of the major systems of production more profound than even the sweeping post-World War II changes in production technology.”
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Barry Commoner – The age of innocent faith…


“The age of innocent faith in science and technology may be over.”
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Barry Commoner – Environmental concern is now firmly…


“Environmental concern is now firmly embedded in public life: in education, medicine and law in journalism, literature and art.”
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Barry Commoner – The environmental crisis arises from…


“The environmental crisis arises from a fundamental fault: our systems of production – in industry, agriculture, energy and transportation – essential as they are, make people sick and die.”
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Barry Commoner – By adopting the control strategy…


“By adopting the control strategy, the nation’s environmental program has created a built-in antagonism between environmental quality and economic growth.”
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Barry Commoner – It reflects a prevailing myth…


“It reflects a prevailing myth that production technology is no more amenable to human judgment or social interests than the laws of thermodynamics, atomic structure or biological inheritance.”
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