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Quotes (Nature and Environment)

It's really easy for us to look East and say, "You know, look (at) what's China is doing. They're destroying the planet, they're polluting everything, they're wiping out species.
But, the West is already doing an incredible job - massively depleting and damaging the environment, and taking out a lot of threatened species.

What's happening in
China now is they're going through the same growing pains that we did. But when we went through our growing pains there was only a billion people on the planet. With China going through its growing pains, there's over 1.3 billion people in China alone. - Sean Henrich, Racing Extinction

We did not think of the great open plains, the beautiful rolling hills, the winding streams with tangled growth, as ‘wild’.
Only to the white man was nature a ‘wilderness’ and only to him was it ‘infested’ with ‘wild’ animals and ‘savage’ people.
To us it was tame.
Not until the hairy men from the east came and with brutal frenzy heaped injustices upon us... was it wild for us. - Chief Luther Standing Bear

I feel my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery - air, mountains, trees, people.
I thought, "This is what it is to be happy." - Sylvia Plath
You cannot step in the same river twice,
for fresh waters are ever flowing in upon you. - Heraclitus

Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex, the solutions remain embarrassingly simple. - Bill Mollison

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