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How humans save nature | Michael Shellenberger | TEDxMarthasVineyard

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Can humans save nature? In this fascinating look at our relationship with the natural world, author and environmental policy expert Michael Shellenberger argues that a bright future is possible -- if we take the right steps now.

Michael Shellenberger is an American author, environmental policy expert, and the president of Breakthrough Institute. He was named a Time magazine Heroes of the Environment (2008), winner of the 2008 Green Book Award, co-editor of Love Your Monsters (2011) and co-author of Break Through (Houghton Mifflin 2007) and The Death of Environmentalism (2004). He and his co-author Ted Nordhaus have been described as "ecological modernists" and "eco-pragmatists".