Wednesday, August 12, 2009

the environment.

ive been on something of a world tour so i havent been poking around blogs much, (or blogging much myself,) but i just read these two gems on brendans blog...

"One thing is sure. The earth is now more cultivated and developed than ever before. There is more farming with pure force, swamps are drying up, and cities are springing up on unprecedented scale. We’ve become a burden to our planet. Resources are becoming scarce, and soon nature will no longer be able to satisfy our needs."
-Quintus Septimus Tertullianus, 200 BC

"The Earth is degenerating today. Bribery and corruption abound. Children no longer obey their parents, every man wants to write a book, and it is evident that the end of the world is fast approaching."
-Assyrian tablet, c.2800 BC

...pretty much mandatory reading for any radical environmentalist with a convenient lack of perspective.