Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist | Orion Magazine

Via Scoop.itPermaculture Design Review

We are environmentalists now in order to promote something called “sustainability.” What does this curious, plastic word mean? …Once noble and redemptive, environmentalism has devolved into an engine of consumerism and a platform for partisanship… It is, in other words, an entirely human-centered piece of politicking, disguised as concern for “the planet.” In a very short time—just over a decade—this worldview has become all-pervasive. It is voiced by the president of the USA and the president of Anglo-Dutch Shell and many people in between. The success of environmentalism has been total—at the price of its soul…