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About cognizantfox

Cognizantfox has served his country over twenty-five years doing the unselfish, noble work of conserving America's natural heritage.

Reasons for Hope in 2018!

If one gets to thinking about human health and the lands and waters that sustain us, it’s easy to see problems – we’re wired that way! It’s important to look for good news and positive action too. Here’s a number of … Continue reading

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Our Oldest Task

In 1938 the father of Nature conservation, Aldo Leopold, put his finger on a problem I’d like to discuss with you today. He wrote: “Our tools are better than we are, and grow better faster than we do. They suffice … Continue reading

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As you read the latest from Lakoff below ask yourself what reframing should conservationists work on?

Source: Karen Handel’s “I Am Not a Crook Moment”: “I Do Not Support a Livable Wage!”

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From George Lakoff: Disaster Branding: The Importance of Naming

Source: Disaster Branding: The Importance of Naming

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Success!

Originally posted on George Lakoff:
Normally I would never post a link to a story in Reason, a right-wing magazine. But I consider this particular story a tribute to the power of your voices and your actions. The writer of…

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Why March for Science?

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The enormous role played by science — especially government-sponsored science — in our everyday lives is barely appreciated. Start with modern medicine. We, the public, paid for it through the National Institutes of Health (NIH)…

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The Future Work of Conservationists?

What role might conservationists play in the future of humanity? Conservation is a means to an end. Conservation cannot and is not disconnected from human activities. We conservationists do not ask questions and test assumptions for mere entertainment. There is … Continue reading

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