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Well, here we are in yet another election year full of vitriolic demarcations of right from left, seemingly with little overlap. Once again, the looming dangers of global warming, failing ecosystems, and our overall unsustainabilty are lost amidst the rhetorical din of jobs and economy (as if these were somehow distinct from the aforementioned perils). Meanwhile, the chasm between humans and nature deepens.


Watching the national debates unfold, I find little to be positive about. One exception worth underlining, however, is the very fact that such divergent views can co-occur. http://scottsampson.blogspot.com/2012/06/country-of-naturalists.html

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Comment by Scott D. Sampson on August 3, 2012 at 5:45pm

Thanks Suz! I truly appreciate your support. Thank you as well for bringing the Nature Conservancy poll to my attention, and that of others. This poll offers hopeful news indeed that Americans do care about the amazing natural places still preserved in this country. 

Comment by Suz Lipman on August 3, 2012 at 9:24am

This is a fabulous and thoughtful blog, Scott. Thank you for writing it. I hope to give it wider recognition. You will be interested in this piece on bi-partisan support for preserving public lands:


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