How Agriculture Boosts Biodiversity
Urban C. Lehner Editor Emeritus
Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:28 AM CDT

The Economist, the famed London-based magazine that insists on calling itself a newspaper, has long refused to choose between economic growth and the environment. The Economist thinks we can have both. Its Sept. 14 edition continued this tradition with a special section on biodiversity summarized in an editorial arguing that "More growth, not less, is the best hope for averting a sixth great extinction." (…)

Judging from the online comments many readers disagreed, though many of them didn't seem to have read the same package I read. One blasted the editorial for failing to mention climate change, even ...

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