pessimist, environmental

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A person who is inclined to take an unfavourable view of the environmental crisis and what can be done about it. For example they may believe that the human population already exceeds the Earth's carrying capacity, and this is reflected in global environmental problems such as the growing rate of extinction of species, global warming, and increased poverty. Also known as an ecodoom pessimist. Contrast optimist, environmental.

Subjects: Environmental Science.

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