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Ecologist Barry Commoner Dies "No Such Thing As A Free Lunch"

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    Barry Commoner, a founder of modern ecology and one of its most provocative thinkers and mobilizers, died Sunday in Manhattan. He was 95. His wife, Lisa Feiner, confirmed his death.
    Commoner was a leader among a generation of scientist-activists who recognized the toxic consequences of America?s post-Second World War technology boom, and one of the first to stir the national debate over the public?s right to comprehend the risks and make decisions about them.


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    This guy needs more love;

    The Closing Circle in 1971


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    1. Everything is Connected to Everything Else. There is one ecosphere for all living organisms and what affects one, affects all.
    2. Everything Must Go Somewhere. There is no "waste" in nature and there is no "away" to which things can be thrown.
    3. Nature Knows Best. Humankind has fashioned technology to improve upon nature, but such change in a natural system is, says Commoner, "likely to be detrimental to that system."
    4. There Is No Such Thing as a Free Lunch. Exploitation of nature will inevitably involve the conversion of resources from useful to useless form