“It’s the Ecology, Stupid”

…”without healthy ecosystems to regulate climate and rainfall and provide habitat for pollinators, agriculture would collapse.” Which makes it tough to sell cars.

Put another way, “we need economic production to survive, but we also need healthy ecosystems and the service they provide,” he says. No bees, no food, no trip to the grocery store.

…the mainstream of economic thought seems to have the formula backward. Get the economy growing again, the conventional argument goes, then we’ll have the time and resources to take care of the environment; let the market set a price tag on conservation and the ecosystems will take care of themselves.  http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmpr/?Page=News&storyID=13959

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