The Playboy Philosophy

The Playboy Philosophy: Conservation & Environmentalism
The Playboy Philosophy

The Playboy Philosophy: Conservation & Environmentalism

There have been a few moments over the years when playboy has encouraged discussion around conservationist principles, but for the most part this has not been an issue upon which the Rabbit has taken a strong or permanent position. Delving into the archive to explore our history on the subject, I recently came across a 1983 Playboy Interview with famed American photographer and environmentalist Ansel Adams—one of the last interviews he participated in before he passed away. In this particular piece, Adams was asked a question about his environmental priorities. His point of view on what concerned him most at that moment was crystal clear. PLAYBOY: What is the most critical fight now? ADAMS: To save the entire environment: wilderness protection, proper use of parks, breakdown of federal operation of the parks in favor of private interests, acquiring new park and wilderness land, unrestrained oil drilling and mining on land and off shore, etc.… Only 2.5 percent of the…

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