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  •  At best we have indiference ...... (0+ / 0-)

    ..... from our political leaders.   I am referring to the lip-service only approach of our President.

    At worst we have hostility to science and belief in the magic of words.

    I have followed and admired your writing on this and other subjects for many years.   Too bad so few are listening, and unless all of this changes very, very soon, I expect the earth's ecology will have the last vote on whether our sorry and foolish "civilization" will survive.

    The only real hope I can muster is to take a deep-time view, and imagine a distant world, after the radionuclides have transmuted to lead, with the surviving small mammals feeding on plants fertilized by our burnt bones.  Absent us, it will be beautiful again.

    Labor was the first price paid for all things. It was not by money, but by labour, that all wealth of the world was originally purchased. - Adam Smith

    by boatwright on Tue Dec 06, 2011 at 06:27:28 AM PST

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