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AD Ben is a writer who values the peace earth provides for its citizen and who unsure if there is any other home like it except we can fix space travel to the stars had decided to pitch his tent with the pro-environmental warriors by expressing his thoughts on ecological issues in the hope some sense is restored back to the table on matters of environment.

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