Monday, January 21, 2013

Monday's Nature Quote


Now there are some things in the world we can’t change – gravity, entropy, the speed of light, the first and second Laws of Thermodynamics, and our biological nature that requires clean air, clean water, clean soil, clean energy and biodiversity for our health and well being. Protecting the biosphere should be our highest priority or else we sicken and die. Other things, like capitalism, free enterprise, the economy, currency, the market, are not forces of nature, we invented them. They are not immutable and we can change them. It makes no sense to elevate economics above the biosphere, for example.
~ David Suzuki

3 comments:

  1. It's just that very few people want to elevate the importance of the biosphere above their own personal economy. And how many people refrain from sex because we already have too many people on the planet already?

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  2. We can make all kinds of things to replace natural items but for some reason we can't make food and we should be able to by now. Well, they are trying to make artificial beef at a cost of $300,000 per hamburger because it has to look like a hamburger, what good is that? Green devices of all sorts from cars to personal phone and computer items should be made for the masses not for the well off. It's sheer numbers, a few in place versus millions in place. In the US there are more dirty unregulated lawn equipment type engines than there are people. In India they have cars that are powered by compressed air, they are small but they could do a lot of work and could be a lot better.

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