Barry Commoner’s Laws of Ecology

Everything is connected to everything else.

Everything has to go somewhere.  Nothing ever goes away because there is no such place as away.

Everything is always changing.

There is no such thing as a free lunch.

Everything has limits.

Barry Commoner is an environmentalist and socialist who says environmental problems are caused primarily by wastefulness, not as environmentalist Paul Ehrlich says, primarily by overpopulation.

Click on Barry Commoner Wiki for his biography.

There are various versions of Commoner’s laws, including four-part and three-part versions.  Some versions include, “Nature knows best.”

Click on Commoner’s Laws of Ecology for elaboration from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.


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