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Urban environmentalism has failed — it’s time for new perspective

ACC’s Benji Backer writes on The Hill that urban environmentalism has failed us.

The C3 Take
  • The urban environmentalism of the Left has failed to reduce emissions or significantly address climate change.
  • Instead of listening to the proposals of urban elites, we should look to our first environmentalists, farmers, for substantial climate solutions.
  • By looking to farmers and conservationists we can reduce emissions and promote economic and environmental prosperity.

“For decades, the term ‘environmentalist’ has been associated with urban activists marching in city streets, holding signs that demand the abolition of fossil fuels. The fact is urban environmentalism has failed us. Urbanites prescribe climate solutions from ivory towers while rural Americans have the most to lose.”

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