More than an oil spill: Disasters helped launch, and have reinvigorated, the environmental movement
May 11, 2010
More than an oil spill
Disasters helped launch, and have reinvigorated, the environmental movement, but not all such events are equal.
By James William Gibson The Los Angeles Times
We may well be living with the consequences of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill for the rest of the 21st century. But judging by past environmental disasters, the spill also has the potential to reinvigorate the environmental movement going forward. For more than a century, ecological crises have often strengthened environmental movements.