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Barry Commoner

environmental power energy

Commoner, Barry (1917– ), U.S. biologist, ecologist, and environmentalist who warned against the environmental threats of technology and nuclear energy in such books as The Closing Circle (1971), The Poverty of Power (1976), and The Politics of Energy (1979).A democratic socialist, he has spoken out against the concentration of corporate power in the United States and in 1980 ran for the U.S. presidency as the candidate of the Citizens' party.

See also: Environmental pollution.

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