February 28, 2007

Tread Lighter, for all our sakes.

John Burroughs, American naturalist, near the beginning of the 20th century wrote that "One cannot but reflect what a sucked orange the Earth will be in the course of a few more centuries. Our civilization is terribly expensive to all its natural resources: One hundred years of modern life doubtless exhausts its stores more than a millenium of the life of antiquity." Our last century, certainly is bearing out his prophecy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

if i walked into a forest in which all the trees were similar to the one pictured, i don't know if i'd be elated or unsettled. it's a good image though. in other somewhat related news, i was a little shocked to discover a group of middle school students who argued with great passion that global warming wasn't real.they were serious.
david denson rogers