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Environmentalists in Denial

(published in thejournal.ie 1/10/13) George Monbiot wrote an article recently opposing a campaign to turn England’s Lake District into a World Heritage site (http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/sep/02/lake-district-wildlife-desert-blame-wordsworth). He says we should not celebrate a landscape where ‘the forests that once covered them have been reduced by the white plague to bare rock and bowling green’; by the “white plague” he means sheep which …