Wilderness lovers like to speak of the equal rights of all species to exist. This ethical cloaking cannot hide the truth that green missionaries are possibly more dangerous, and certainly more hypocritical, than their economic or religious counterparts.
The Paradox of Global Environmentalism
Ramachandra Guha is a historian and anthropologist living in Bangalore. He has taught at Yale University, the Indian Institute of Science, and the University of California at Berkeley. His books include a history of the Chipko movement, The Unquiet Woods, 2d ed. (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000), and Environmentalism: A Global History (New York: Longman, 2000).
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Ramachandra Guha; The Paradox of Global Environmentalism. Current History 1 November 2000; 99 (640): 367–370. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2000.99.640.367
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