Category talk:Hard green

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This category...[edit]

sprang from an idea on the hard green talkpage as a way to easily distinguish the truly bonkers fringe from general environmentalism.

BUT...does RW need such a category?
(I've numbered responses as a sort of "ongoing vote" on the relevance of this category) ScepticWombat (talk) 11:10, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

YES! It's great, because...[edit]

  1. It's a specific breed of crank. This category is every bit as important as our branding of people as creationists, for example. Why the sudden obsession with getting rid of categories, anyways? We had this fad in the past, and it didn't go well. Noisemobile (talk) 11:08, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

NO! It's useless clutter, because...[edit]

Goat[edit]

Potential candidates for this category/Borderline cases[edit]

Edward Abbey[edit]

I don't know enough of his environmentalism - any thought on whether he belongs? ScepticWombat (talk) 11:09, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

From the article: "Hard greens love his books but mainly because of his hard-line anti-development stance and his fictional depiction of environmentalist sabotage, or "ecotage", in The Monkey Wrench Gang; he was often too politically incorrect for their tastes otherwise and he had an excellent bullshit detector."
Looks to me like, hands down, somebody for the hard green category. Noisemobile (talk) 11:12, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
Okay, I've added him, let's see if any weighty objections turn up. ScepticWombat (talk) 11:17, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
Doubtful. Noisemobile (talk) 11:18, 27 January 2015 (UTC)