What can we do? farmer Henry Crothers asked writer Michael Parfit. If people in the inland cant make a dollar, what do you do with the land when theyre all gone? Its sort of a two-edged sword, I guess.
Make a living or protect the land? Its not always possible to do both. In countries around the world the relationship between industry and environmentalism is a turbulent one. Both sides have validand often passionatearguments that can lead to bitter disputes, or worse.
Is compromise possible? Can environmental concerns and commercial needs find common ground?
Read an essay by Parfit and share your thoughts in our forum. You can also read an excerpt from his article AustraliaA Harsh Awakening, in the July 2000 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.
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