Friday, March 19, 2010
It's often said that humans are in denial about what is happening to the planet, but I think that is not quite true. I think we have always known, on some subterranean level, that we could not survive as a species were we to keep hurtling on as we have been, recklessly, heedlessly. This buried seed of collective knowledge is our common heritage. Sometimes I imagine a future centuries from now, when the tall trees are gone, the sky vacant of birds, and the sea emptied of its great schools of fish; there will be a remnant of humanity left, and those lonely ones will whisper, Ah, that was the beautiful world.
Posted by Tai at 9:56 AM