"It is now highly feasible to take care of everybody on Earth at a higher standard of living than any have ever known. It no longer has to be you or me. Selfishness is unnecessary. War is obsolete. It is a matter of converting our high technology from WEAPONRY to LIVINGRY."
- Buckminster Fuller (h/t Suzy Waldman)

Saturday, May 9, 2015

The choice

The anthropocene must be either well-managed or brief.

2 comments:

Florifulgurator said...

Most men, it seems to me, do not care for Nature and would sell their share in all her beauty, as long as they may live, for a stated sum — many for a glass of rum. Thank God, men cannot as yet fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth!

Henry Thoreau, Journal, 3 January 1861

dan said...

"The anthropocene must be either well-managed or brief." Superb. Gonna try and work this into a job covering letter! (With appropriate acknowledgement of course!)