Rio+20 and the New Sorcerer’s Apprentices

Scientific thinking has changed radically over the last two decades, so that what we used to think of as “the environment”-the natural world spread around us-no longer exists.  So the default position is no longer how to minimize our impact on the environment, but how best to intervene. The goal can no longer be to “live in harmony with nature”, the hope enshrined in the 1992 Rio Declaration, but how to manage the Earth system. Agence France Presses, 18 June 2012

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