Writings and Talks on Environmentalism

Robert Bidinotto writes and speaks extensively on the philosophy of environmentalism, the environmentalist movement, animal rights, and related environmental issues. This page announces his most recent publications, public appearances, and activities. In addition, a partial list of his past talks and publications related to environmentalism follows, with online links where available.


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Writings

Click on the following link to read Mr. Bidinotto's many online commentaries on environmentalism.


"Death By Environmentalism," the cover feature in the March 2004 issue of Navigator magazine, also posted online. In addition, "Death by Environmentalism" has been reprinted online at www.IntellectualConservative.com

"Environmentalism or Individualism?" August 2003. A challenging manifesto on the environmentalist philosophy and movement, posted on this Web site.

The Green Machine (Poughkeepsie, NY: The Objectivist Center, 1993, 32 pp.) A lecture on the history, philosophy, and activities of the environmentalist movement, available in monograph form.

"Mixed Messages: Who Is Really Communicating the Wildlife Story? A Journalist's Perspective." In Northeast Wildlife: Transactions of the Northeast Section, The Wildlife Society (Amherst, MA: University of Mass.), Vol. 49, 1992. From a panel presentation, Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference, Norfolk, VA, May 4, 1992.

"The Most Dangerous Pest: 'Homo Environmentalus.'" In J. E. Borrecco and R. E. Marsh, eds., Proceedings, Fifteenth Vertebrate Pest Conference (Davis, Ca.: University of California, August 1992). From Mr. Bidinotto's conference keynote address, Newport Beach, CA, March 3, 1992.

"The Plot Against Alar." Author interview in Priorities, magazine of American Council on Science and Health, Winter 1991.

The Alberta (Canada) Reporter. Interview on the Alar scare and environmentalism, December 1990.

"Environmentalism: Freedom's Foe for the '90s." The Freeman, November 1990.

"The Great Apple Scare." Reader's Digest, October 1990. Investigative report on the 1989 Alar scare.

"What Is the Truth About Global Warming?" Reader's Digest, February 1990. Investigative report on the scientific status of the global warming controversy.

"Bhopal: The Fruit of Industrial Policy." The Intellectual Activist, July 19, 1985. Exposes the Bhopal chemical disaster as the result of Indian government policies. Excerpted in "Notable and Quotable" column, The Wall Street Journal, December 3, 1986.

"Genetic Engineering and the Luddite Left." On Principle, January 21, 1985.

"Since When Do Rats and Puppies Deserve Human Rights?" Op-ed, Worcester (MA) Evening Gazette, January 31, 1984.

"'Animal Rights': A New Species of Egalitarianism." The Intellectual Activist, September 14, 1983.


Talks, Interviews, Public Appearances

Bidinotto at the University of Montana -- On Friday, May 6, 2005 ecoNOT.com publisher Robert Bidinotto spoke at The University of Montana, Missoula, on the topic, "What's Wrong With Environmentalism?" The talk was sponsored by the UM Objectivist Club and the Associated Students of The University of Montana. [Posted 5/9/05

News story quotes ecoNOT's Bidinotto blasting the Rainforest Action Network -- A December 22, 2004 news story by Marc Morano of the Cybercast News Service extensively quoted ecoNOT publisher Robert Bidinotto, who blasted the Rainforest Action Network for "shamelessly manipulating children" in its recent anti-corporate propaganda campaigns. Read the whole thing here. [Posted 12/22/04]

Bidinotto speaks in Vancouver on "Guerilla Activism"--On July 4-6, 2004, Robert Bidinotto, publisher of ecoNOT.com, presented a two-part lecture plus a workshop on the topic, "Guerilla Activism: How One Individual Can Wage and Win Ideological Battles." The presentations took place at the Summer Seminar of The Objectivist Center, on the campus of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. For complete details on the conference and Mr. Bidinotto's lectures, click here.

Bidinotto in the news: Bush administration funds its 'viro enemies--The August 11, 2004 lead story on CNS, an online news service, quoted ecoNOT publisher Robert Bidinotto about a little-known, yet ironic, fact: Federal government grants to anti-Bush environmentalist organizations have been increasing dramatically during the Bush administration. The CNS story was drawn from an op-ed written by David Healy, a summer research fellow at the Capital Research Center (CRC), a watchdog group for the nonprofit and foundation world. Bidinotto was quoted in his capacity as the new editor of two monthly CRC publications, Organization Trends and Foundation Watch, which detail the finances, personnel, and activities of advocacy groups and their funders. The revelations acquired "legs" in the media. For example, the story also was the August 11th lead article on NewsMax.com, a major Web-based news service. [Posted 8/11/04]

Robert Bidinotto on the Ken Hamblin Show--EcoNOT publisher Robert Bidinotto was a guest on Ken Hamblin's nationally syndicated radio talk show on Wednesday, April 28, 2004. The topic was the "diaperless baby" fad among some environmentalists, which Bidinotto has publicized recently (see the April 23, 2004 item below). [Posted 4/26/04]

ecoNOT publisher Bidinotto quoted in "diaperless baby" news story--Marc Morano, reporter for CNSNews.com, saw our March 16, 2004 ecoNOT.com commentary, "Much A-Doo: The 'Viros' New Enemy Is the Diaper." Marc loved it, and interviewed ecoNOT publisher Robert Bidinotto for a hilarious Earth Day news story, "Diaperless Babies Seen As Earth-Friendly Solution." The nationally syndicated piece, which quoted Bidinotto extensively, became an instant hit on talk shows. It was the lead item on the April 22, 2002 Sean Hannity radio show--the second-most-popular in the nation, behind Rush Limbaugh. It was also discussed on G. Gordon Liddy's widely syndicated radio show, and was a topic of conversation on the Fox News Network's April 23 "Fox and Friends" morning cable TV show. In addition, Marc's piece was reprinted on such high-traffic sites as NewsMax.com, and FreeRepublic.com, where it generated huge reader feedback. [Posted 4/23/04]

Bidinotto speaks in New York City on "Guerilla Activism"--The Junto of New York City hosted Robert Bidinotto, publisher of ecoNOT.com, on March 4, 2004, speaking on the topic, "Guerilla Activism: How One Individual Can Wage and Win Ideological Battles." For details, click here.

Radio interview about "Death By Environmentalism," hosted by Robby Noel, KHNC-AM near Denver, CO, on Friday, Nov. 7, 2003. The program also was broadcast online at the American Freedom NetworkWeb site.

"Death By Environmentalism," lecture at Meeting of Minds Conference, sponsored by The Objectivist Center, at the American Management Association, New York, NY, November 1, 2003.

Radio interview about environmentalism on "The Edge," hosted by John Stokes, KGEZ-AM (600 AM) in Montana, October 2, 2003.

"Green Cathedrals: Modern Spiritual Poverty and the Rise of Environmentalism." Recorded lecture at What Should We Worship? conference of The Objectivist Center, New York, NY, October 23, 1999.

"Forestry or Environmentalism? A Clear-cut Choice." Before the annual meeting of the North Carolina Forestry Association, Asheville, NC, October 8, 1998.

"Environmentalism or Individualism?" Lecture at Foundation for Economic Education, Irvington, NY, August 11, 1998.

"Forestry or Environmentalism? A Clear-cut Choice." Keynote address, 91st Annual Meeting, Georgia Forestry Association, Callaway Gardens, GA, June 22, 1998.

"Who's Really Communicating the Forestry Message?" Keynote address, annual meeting of the Alabama Forestry Association, Perdido Beach, AL, September 9, 1997.

"Who's Really Communicating the Forestry Message?" Keynote address, annual meeting of the Allegheny Society of American Foresters, Canaan Valley State Park Lodge, WV, August 14, 1997.

"Individualism Versus Environmentalism." Seminar lecture, Foundation for Economic Education, Irvington, NY, August 18, 1994.

"Individualism Versus Environmentalism." Seminar lecture, Foundation for Economic Education, Irvington, NY, July 14, 1994.

"The 'Nature' of Environmentalism." Keynote talk, 60th Annual Meeting of the National Agricultural Chemicals Association, The Greenbrier, White Sulfur Springs, WV, September 28, 1993.

"Environmental Reporting." Panel presentation at Scientific Integrity in the Public Policy Process, joint conference of the International Institute of George Mason University and the Science Environmental Policy Project, Washington, DC, May 25, 1993.

"The Green Machine." Lecture before the Institute for Objectivist Studies, Williams Club, New York, NY, March 21, 1993.

"Mixed Messages: Who's Really Communicating the Wildlife Story?" Panel presentation, 48th Annual Conference, Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Norfolk, VA, May 3-6, 1992.

"The Most Dangerous Pest: Homo Environmentalus." Keynote address, Fifteenth Vertebrate Pest Conference, Vertebrate Pest Council, Newport Beach, CA, March 3, 1992.

"Political Science: The Great Apple Scare." Address to the 1991 Far West Convention and Trade Show, Far West Fertilizer & AgriChemical Association, Spokane, WA, December 12, 1991.

"The Great Apple Scare." Speech to the 62nd Annual Meeting, Western Agricultural Chemical Association, Coeur d'Alene, ID, October 7, 1991.

"Environmentalism: Freedom's Foe for the '90s." Seminar lecture, Foundation for Economic Education, Irvington, NY, August 7, 1991.

"Environmentalism: Freedom's Foe for the '90s." Speech to 95th Annual Convention, Western Stock Growers Association, The Lodge at Kannanaskis, Alberta, Canada, December 12, 1990.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, "Wild Rose Country." Radio interview on environmentalism conducted by Jim McQuarry, December 12, 1990.

"The Great Apple Scare." Speech to annual convention, National Association of Farm Broadcasters, Kansas City, MO, November 10, 1990.

"Environmentalism: Freedom's Foe for the '90s." Talk before the Freedoms Foundation of Kansas, Wichita, KS, October 27, 1990.

"Environmentalism: Freedom's Foe for the '90s." Seminar lecture, Foundation for Economic Education, Irvington, NY, August 10, 1990.

"Environmentalism: Freedom's Foe for the '90s." Seminar lecture, Foundation for Economic Education, Irvington, NY, July 13, 1990.

"Environmentalism: Freedomís Foe for the '90s." Seminar lecture, Foundation for Economic Education, Alderbrook Inn, Hood Canal, WA, April 28, 1990.

"The Cold Facts About Global Warming." Lecture at Oakland Community College, Royal Oak, MI, March 22, 1990.

"Bhopal: The Real Cause." Lecture at Stewart Center, Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN, April 23, 1987.

"Bhopal: The Real Cause." Lecture at Willard Hall, Penn State University, State College, PA, January 21, 1987.

"Bhopal: The Real Cause." Lecture at Amherst College, Amherst, MA, April 21, 1986.

"Bhopal: The Real Cause." Lecture at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, February 14, 1986.

"The Bhopal Disaster: The Real Cause." Lecture at Brown University, Providence, RI, September 29, 1985.


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