Making room for nature
The Ecomodernist Manifesto is positive, science-based, technologically upbeat and realistic in facing up to the expectations of 7+ billion people. And it isn't over the top, writes Ian Hore-Lacy.
The document was published on 14 April over the names of 18 individuals known for their environmental stance and writings. Mark Lynas, Michael Shellenberger, Linus Blomqvist, Ted Nordhaus and Stewart Brand are possibly the best-known internationally, along with Australia's Barry Brook, and filmmaker Robert Stone.
They wrote: "We affirm one long-standing environmental ideal, that humanity must shrink its impacts on the environment to make more room for nature, while we reject another, that human societies must harmonize with nature to avoid economic and ecological collapse."