Protected Areas: Foundation of a Better Future Relationship with Energy
October 31, 2012
Protecting areas from resource extraction is the one sure way to address the paradox that energy production and consumption are both powering and destroying our civilization. At least half of planet Earth’s land and surface waters should be in protected areas dedicated to nature conservation to conserve biological diversity and stabilize the climate. Securing “Nature’s half” of the world in interconnected protected areas would help humanity develop a sane relationship with energy.
This is a chapter from The ENERGY Reader: Overdevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth (2012).