Adam Werbach

Where the environmental movement can and should go from here

Adam Werbach presented this speech at the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco on Dec. 8, 2004. Further discussion of the issues he raises can be found on And read more on the debate over environmentalism’s prospects here. Adam Werbach. I am here to perform an autopsy. Autopsies begin with these words. Hic locus est ubi mors gaudet succurrere vitae Translated from Latin, this means: “This is the place where death rejoices to teach those who live.” I tremble at them, because this is not an easy speech for me to give. I know in my mind that to forego …

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