In the wake of declining political will for environmental protection, many in the environmental community are advocating for the monetization of nature.
Articles: precautionary principle (4)
It is a staple of apologists for the chemical and fossil fuel industries to say, "We have no proof that what you are talking about is dangerous." Let me restate that in probabilistic terms: "We are highly uncertain about the harm of what you are talking about."
The non-natural needs to prove its benefits, not the natural. This principle is the clearest expression of the precautionary principle I've ever seen, and it is even more stringent.
A recent poll conducted by the Civil Society Institute (CSI) and the Environmental Working Group found that the vast majority of Americans favor more political leadership when balancing domestic energy production with protecting people and the environment. This poll is interesting on many …