What’s the answer to my state? There must be an answer to everything
but for California I can reach no conclusion. Statisticians have tried.
Even the Heaven on Earth Club has tried.
But California continues to erupt.
- Max Miller -
2005 Millennium Ecosystem Assessment: 60% of Earth's ecosystems impacted
we become extinct because of factors beyond our control, then we can
at least die with pride in ourselves, but to create
a mess in which we perish by our own inaction makes nonsense of
our claims to consciousness and morality.
One historical example of how agricultural conglomerates advertise:
Mythology, and Beyond:
do I believe in? I believe in sun.
The views of nature held by any people determine all their institutions. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is a language beyond human language, an elemental language, one that rises from the land itself. -- Linda Hogan
Most evil--or destructiveness, which is almost the same thing--emerges from shared ideology and practice that tend to be unquestioned. -- Robert J. Lifton
We flee the evils that centralized power always generates. Our God does not reside in the inner sanctums of cathedrals, but walks with us, hoeing in the fields. -- Gene Logsdon
Like the fundamentalist's frantic attempts to maintain an order that is no longer viable, the racist's obsessive insistence on purity of blood and the misogynist's worried effort to preserve sexual difference can be read as a nearly hysterical desire to separate simultaneously his own existence from and assert his power over nature. -- Susan Griffin
The ecological crisis, in short, is about what it means to be human. And if natural diversity is the wellspring of human intelligence, then the systematic destruction of nature inherent in contemporary technology and economics is a war against the very sources of mind. -- David Orr
Principle Number One:
Throughout my whole life, during every minute of it,
the world has been gradually lighting up and blazing
before my eyes until it has come to surround me,
entirely lit up from within. -- Teilhard de Chardin