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Conservation vs Environmentalism

Bindi Irwin
As you know I'm a conservationist not an environmentalist. I've given some hints as to what that means to me but never really spelled it out. The way I think of conservation is connected with the idea of the "tragedy of the commons". Resources that are shared are often misused. People have a natural tendency to look out for themselves. This is perfectly understandable. People may be embarrassed ...
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Is it time to stop paying farmers for doing nothing?

I'm a platypus that understands the incredible importance of farming and ranching to our nation. Unlike some who don't know where their food comes from and don't know an udder from a, well, you know, I have a healthy knowledge and respect for farmers and just what they mean to us. Cheap food (and cheap fuel) have been the driving forces (aside from liberty) of the American experiment. We need them...
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Saving endangered animals is God’s will?

No, the title "Saving endangered animals is God's will?" isn't a quote from Noah. Prince Harry reportedly has said that saving endangered animals is God's test for humanity. The Religious I think even the religious among us can look at a statement like that and see there are many flaws in it. I've heard it frequently estimated that 99.9% of all species that ever lived are now extinct. And Go...
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