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A primary reason is that we have placed the importance of our species above all else. We have wrongly considered Earth, its ecosystems, and their myriad organic/inorganic parts as mere provisioners, valued only when they serve our needs and wants. A courageous change in attitudes and activities is urgent. Diagnoses and prescriptions for healing the human-Earth relationship are legion, and here we emphasize the visionary one that seems essential to the success of all others. A new worldview anchored in the planetary Ecosphere points the way. "

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"I'm not a misanthrope, but a defender of Earth against the excesses of anthropes."


<t>
good bumper-sticker. too pessimistic for me personally, but good....

reading some ecology guy a couple years ago, he said something like --
< every species believes it's their world, just that humans can enforce that belief
nearly every species can look & act ahead to the next generation...
humans (maybe apes) can look ahead further, but can't act as far as they look.

the problem isn't so much humanity's arrogance that the Universe is theirs, but
their arrogance that they can easily over come their evolutionary heritage.
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he was not optimistic


Happy B'loons Day!
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