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Environment Agency name top 100 environmentalists of all time

by Mel Starrs on November 28, 2006

in News, Uncategorized

::via Guardian

EA have released a list of the top 100 environmentalists EVER. Some favourites of mine included in the list (with ideas for Xmas list reading and viewing):

4. David Attenborough – Sunday nights just wouldn’t be the same without Planet Earth

5. James Lovelock – I’d recommend two of his books Revenge of Gaia and Gaia

9. Al Gore – I still haven’t managed to catch An Inconvenient Truth, out on DVD 26 December in UK

10. Gro Harlem Brundtland – the lady who coined the phrase which defines sustainable development: ‘Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.’

23. George Monbiot – my new best friend (well, he signed my copy of his new book for me) – Heat

37. Mayer Hillman, who brought us the concept of carbon rationing, explained in his book How we can save the planet – a good primer, even if I disagree with the negative tone of the book

72. Jane Jacobs who died earlier this year – I’m currently reading her book The Nature of Economies and for the first time economics is beginning to make sense

74. Michael Braungart and Bill McDonagh – I have a copy of Cradle to Cradle ready to attack once I finish with Jane

91. Tom and Barbara from the classic 70’s self-sufficiency sitcom The Good Life

Expect to see more bickering over the inadequacies of the list around the blogosphere over the next few days. Yah sucks boo boo sucks, says I. Lists are never going to please everyone all of the time, but at least they stimulate a discussion.