Green Civil War: Renewable Energy vs Wilderness Preservation

Iowa Climate Science Education

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

People who actually care about animals and trees are finally pushing back and winning, against the wholesale wilderness destruction renewable energy supporters are attempting to inflict on green spaces.

Tension and trade-offs between protecting biodiversity and avoiding climate change

BY CHRIS DUNN, PH.D., AND MORGAN BAZILIAN, PH.D., OPINION CONTRIBUTORS ?02/20/22 11:30 AM EST
THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL

Land just upstream of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Minnesota was leased for copper mining ?until the plan was recently scrapped.

This mine would have provided a domestic source of minerals crucial for decarbonizing the economy and mitigating climate change, but at great expense ? offering a preview of the difficult decisions that lie ahead.

The development of these leases would likely have been a disaster for the wilderness: the odds are high…

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About Rashid Faridi

I am Rashid Aziz Faridi ,Writer, Teacher and a Voracious Reader.
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