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Issue 12 | The Death of Environmentalism

By Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus
Published Jan. 25, 2005 6:00 p.m.
The environmental movement's foundational concepts, its method for framing legislative proposals, and its very institutions are exhausted. As global warming looms on the horizon, the authors of The Death of Environmentalism argue that in order to move forward, environmentalists must take a step back.

About Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus | Michael Shellenberger is a strategist for foundations, organizations and political candidates. He is Executive Director of the Breakthrough Institute (http://www.TheBreakthrough.org), an organization advancing strategic initiatives to build a progressive majority, and President of Lumina Strategies (http://www.LuminaStrategies.com), a political consulting firm. In 2003 Michael co-founded the Apollo Alliance, a coalition of labor, environment, business, and civil rights leaders working to win passage of a New Apollo Project to create three million new energy jobs and free America from foreign oil in ten years. Ted Nordhaus is Vice President of Evans/McDonough, one of the countryʼs leading opinion research firms with offices in Washington, D.C., Oakland and Seattle. Ted specializes in crafting strategic initiatives aimed at reframing old debates in ways that build power for his clients. In 2003, Ted helped the Apollo Alliance to frame its proposal for a “New Apollo Project,” which has brought together the countryʼs leading environmental groups and labor unions around a bold vision of energy independence.

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