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Unformatted text preview: to make the world as we know it (Cronon 25) Most of our most serious environmental problems start right here, at home, and if we are to solve those prob- lems, we need an environmental ethic that will tell us as much about using nature as about not using it. The wilderness dualism tends to cast any use as ab-use, and thereby denies us a middle ground in which responsible use and non-use might attain some kind of balanced, sustainable relationship (Cronon 21) prospect of global climate change as a result of unintentional human manipulation of the atmosphere means that nature as we once knew it no longer exists.29 Whereas earlier generations inhabited a natural world that remained more or less unaffected by their actions, our own generation is uniquely different (Cronon 18)...
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- Spring '08