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The Environmentalist's Mantra: Kennedy's Message Transposed For A Different Era


Eight months after the Cuban missile crisis, President John F. Kennedy spoke to students graduating from America University about what he dubbed as "the most important topic on earth: world peace." 50 years later, the backbone of Kennedy's plea for peace has become the "environmentalists' credo" today, argues Bill Chameides, a professor at Duke University.

"Our problems are manmade. Therefore, they can be solved by man."

Such a mantra applies just as much to the fight against climate change as it did to the Cold War.

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