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In this essay, Tom Kizzia says, "Few Americans are as bound to the natural world as the whale hunters of the Arctic, or as keenly affected by the warming atmosphere... yet few Americans are so immediately dependent on the continued expansion of the fossil-fuel economy that science says is causing the change."
Is there an moral question to address here? Isn't this just the natural cycle of evolution (one species overpowers the next)? How do we reconcile the dependence on oil with the vast changes in the Arctic way of life that Kizzia raises? Also, feel free to bring up any other points you found interesting.
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