The tragedy of liberal environmentalism
Date Written: 2017-05-03
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX20935
The tragedy of liberal environmentalism is that it occupies the political discourse as the most pragmatic, the most possible way to a better future, but implementing this watered down, technical environmental politics is not at all smooth, or easy. It is rather Sisyphean. This is the tragic political circumstance of our times: What is framed as easy, as the most compatible with the status quo, is actually so very, very hard.