The Fruits of Civilization
Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect. ~ Chief Seattle
The illusion of the independence of humans from Nature is dangerous ignorance. ~ American scientists Lynn Margulis & Dorion Sagan
Everything in excess is an enemy to Nature. ~ 4th-century-bce Greek physician Hippocrates
The prolific population growth wrought by industrialization made tremendous demands on the world’s natural resources. The unprecedented level of exploitation brought forth the fruits of civilization.
This proud and troublesome thing called man, that fills the Earth with blood, and the air with mutherous minerals and sulphur. ~ English environmentalist Thomas Tryon in 1700