really easy for us to look East and say, "You know, look (at) what's
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
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
I feel my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery - air, mountains,
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