We must begin thinking like a river if we are to leave a legacy of beauty and life for future generations.
We are no longer inheriting the Earth from our parents, we are stealing it from our children.
I'm always impressed with what young people can do before older people tell them it's impossible
Sometimes luck is with you, and sometimes not, but the important thing is to take the dare. Those who climb mountains or raft rivers understand this.
The wild places are where we began. When they end, so do we.
We still need conservationists who will attempt the impossible, achieving it because they aren't aware how impossible it is.
Perhaps most ridiculous of all is the suggestion that we 'keep' our radioactive garbage for the use of our descendants. This 'solution', I think, requires an immediate poll of the next 20,000 generations.
The more we pour the big machines, the fuel, the pesticides, the herbicides, the fertilizer and chemicals into farming, the more we knock out the mechanism that made it all work in the first place.
Let the mountains talk, let the river run. Once more, and forever.
Without wilderness, the world's a cage.
Bring diversity back to agriculture. That's what made it work in the first place.
Truth and beauty can still win battles. We need more art, more passion, more wit in defense of the Earth.
Polite conversationalists leave no mark save the scars upon the Earth that could have been prevented had they stood their ground.
It is absolutely imperative that we protect, preserve and pass on this genetic heritage for man and every other living thing in as good a condition as we received it.
Childbearing should be a punishable crime against society, unless the parents hold a government license. All potential parents should be required to use contraceptive chemicals, the government issuing antidotes to citizens chosen for childbearing.
Politics is democracy's way of handling public business. We won't get the type of country in the kind of world we want unless people take part in the public's business.
There are many ways to salvation, and one of them is to follow a river.
It seems that every time mankind is given a lot of energy, we go out and wreck something with it.
Is the minor convenience of allowing the present generation the luxury of doubling its energy consumption every 10 years worth the major hazard of exposing the next 20,000 generations to this lethal waste?
Let man heal the hurt places and revere whatever is still miraculously pristine.
There is no place where we can safely store worn-out reactors or their garbage. No place!
There is more inside you than you dare think.
To me, a wilderness is where the flow of wildness is essentially uninterrupted by technology; without wilderness the world is a cage.
It's like turning the space program over to the Long Island Railroad.
I don't think we have very good records about what they were thinking except, as I pointed out earlier today, that they did invent our political system.
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