A planet of nearly 8 billion people needs a new kind of green thinking

In two new books, an unsung eco hero and a “natural capitalist” plot unique paths to environmental harmony on a crowded planet

Environment 10 April 2019
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Nature’s resources are at the heart of the idea of natural capital

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YOU probably won’t have heard of Jeremy Purseglove. But arguably he has done more to protect nature than David Attenborough. We have plenty of environmental warriors keen to face down the engineers who would destroy our natural world. But what we also need in the Anthropocene are environmental arbitrators and conciliators to bridge the divide.

Purseglove is one such unsung hero. After a lifetime on the payroll of civil engineering companies, he has written an unapologetic and often moving memoir about interceding for …

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