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From Trout To Polar Bears: How The Environmental Movement Lost America

Posted on AllSides January 19th, 2021
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Have you ever thought about why the polar bear is the mascot of choice for the climate movement?

Once upon a time, our conception of environmental protection was quite different from what it is today. During President Teddy Roosevelt’s time in the early 1900s, for example, hunters were widely regarded as upstanding individuals who cared for the land and animals they were among so often. Ranchers and farmers had their place in environmental conversations because, after all, they spent their entire lives tending to nature. Environmentalism was an issue advocated...

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