Barry Commoner dies at 95

[Posted by M. Bogen, 11-5-12] From the October 2, 2012 Boston Globe obituary: "Barry Commoner, a founder of modern ecology and one of its most provocative thinkers and mobilizers, died Sunday in Manhattan. He was 95. His wife, Lisa Feiner, confirmed his death. Dr. Commoner was a leader among a generation of scientist-activists who recognized the toxic consequences of America’s post-World War II technology boom and one of the first to stir the national ­debate over the public’s right to comprehend the risks and make decisions about them." The Globe piece also printed "his four informal rules of ecology" which they decribe as "catchy enough to print on a T-shirt and take to the street: Every­thing Is Connected to Everything Else. Everything Must Go Somewhere. Nature Knows Best. There Is No Such Thing as a Free Lunch."

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