Roads will continue to be built in the Amazon, however, severe environmental degradation does not have to be part of that reality.
Welcome to the modern world. Just at the point in history when we needed to manage our consumption, we had installed all the conditions for a fossil-fuel driven boom in consumerism.
The bottom line is that if we’re smart and plan carefully, we can still increase food production and human equity across much of the world.
If Alaskan Governor Sean Parnell gets his way, an industrial road through Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve is in our future.