"Is Environmentalism Really Dead?" This will be the subject of a talk and panel debate with Mark Dowie at U.S.C. on April 20, two days before Earth Day. For those of you who don't know him, Mark Dowie is a highly acclaimed investigative journalist, former editor of Mother Jones, and author of the Pulitzer Prize nominated book from 1995, "Losing Ground: American Environmentalism at the Close of the Twentieth Century." You may have heard me sing his praises here on the SB Blog over the past year as I still feel that "Losing Ground" provides the clearest assessment to date of "what happened" to the environmental movement.
It is a pivotal time for the movement, not just because of the collapse and disarray of the Democratic party (into which environmentalism has been sadly driven, in contrast to its more bipartisan roots thirty years ago), but also because of the numerous essays and critiques being offered up under the general title of, "The Death of Environmentalism" with the works of Shellenberger and Nordhaus, and Werbach leading the way.
I encourage everyone, if you're anywhere close to Los Angeles, to find the time on the afternoon of April 20 to join us for this very important talk and panel debate. The panel will include SB co-founder Dr. Jeremy Jackson and is guaranteed to be a lively event for which and audience of several hundred is expected. It is FREE and open to the public. Spread the word.
Just how dead is environmentalism?
Posted by Randy Olson at March 31, 2005 05:56 PM