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Little Green Lies April 22, 2012

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Little Green Lies

Quadrant Online
April 11, 2012

Timely new book from Connor Court.
Little Green Lies: An exposé of twelve environmental myths by Jeff Bennett

The natural environment matters a lot to many people. Their views on issues such as recycling, population control, economic growth and renewable energy are often held strongly and emotionally. But some of these views are best described as ‘little green lies’.

Sometimes people bend the truth because they believe they are protecting others from the harm caused by environmental decay. Others do it for personal gain. But unlike ‘little white lies’, telling ‘little green lies’ is not harmless. If they become so widely accepted that they form the basis of government policies, our society can be worse off for them.

They can even end up causing environmental damage.

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