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Re: E-M:/ Garrett Hardin



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Enviro-Mich message from skyprice@iserv.net
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I am greatly saddened by this news, and thank you for drawing it to my
attention. There are some people I wish could be around, commenting and
guiding, leading and teaching, forever.

Cynthia Price

> Garrett Hardin, Ph.D. became a leading ethicist in the environmental
> movement during the 1960s. His literary legacy includes the Tragedy of the
> Commons. This timeless work continues to be studied in economics,
> sociology, demography, and environmental science. In his day, Dr. Hardin
> established the ethical framework for the environmental and population
> movement.
>
> Garrett Hardin merged unyielding biological principles with ethical
> considerations. His writings still enable us to responsibly assess our
> surroundings to optimize the quality of life for present and future
> generations. He squarely confronted the human condition and its intricate
> connection with the natural world.
>
> Garrett Hardin and his wife, Jane, died on Sunday, September 14, felo de
> se. Notwithstanding their international recognition, Jane and Garrett led
> humble and ecologically sustainable lives. They refused to shrink from the
> complexity or unpopularity of issues while living. Even in passing, they
> maintained an allegiance to their moral positions.
>
> Explicitly or implicitly, we have all been touched by the clarity of Dr.
> Hardin's writings. Please join me in pausing, for a moment, to reflect on
> two of our great mentors.
>
> Further information on Garrett Hardin can be found on the following
> website: <www.garretthardinsociety.org>.
>
> Sincerely,
>
> John Rohe
>



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