Quotes on environment

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Living in the midst of abundance we have the greatest difficulty in seeing that the supply of natural wealth is limited and that the constant increase of population is destined to reduce the American standard of living unless we deal more sanely with our resources.
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W.H. Carothers Quotes

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The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago... had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.
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Havelock Ellis Quotes

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When a man wantonly destroys one of the works of man we call him a vandal. When he destroys one of the works of god we call him a sportsman.
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Joseph Wood Krutch Quotes

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Christianity, with its roots in Judaism, was a major factor in the development of the Western worldview. A basic Christian belief was that God gave humans dominion over creation, with the freedom to use the environment as they saw fit. Another important Judeo-Christian belief predicted that God would bring a cataclysmic end to the Earth sometime in the future. One interpretation of this belief is that the Earth is only a temporary way station on the soul's journey to the afterlife. Because these beliefs tended to devalue the natural world, they fostered attitudes and behaviors that had a negative effect on the environment.
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Donald G. Kaufman and Cecilia M. Franz Quotes

Newspapers: dead trees with information smeared on them.
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Horizon Quotes

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It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature.
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Henry David Thoreau Quotes

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Let us a little permit Nature to take her own way; she better understands her own affairs than we.
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Michel de Montaigne Quotes

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The rose has thorns only for those who would gather it.
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Chinese Proverb Quotes

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Who discovered that CFCs [chlorofluorocarbons] posed a threat to the ozone layer? Was it the principal manufacturer, the DuPont Corporation, exercising corporate responsibility? Was it the Environmental Protection Agency protecting us? Was it the Department of Defense defending us? No, it was two ivory-tower, white-coated university scientists working on something else - Sherwood Rowland and Mario Molina of the University of California, Irvine. Not even an Ivy League university. No one instructed them to look for dangers to the environment. They were pursuing fundamental research. They were scientists following their own interests. Their names should be known to every schoolchild.
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Carl Sagan Quotes

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Will urban sprawl spread so far that most people lose all touch with nature? Will the day come when the only bird a typical American child ever sees is a canary in a pet shop window? When the only wild animal he knows is a rat - glimpsed on a night drive through some city slum? When the only tree he touches is the cleverly fabricated plastic evergreen that shades his gifts on Christmas morning?
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Frank N. Ikard Quotes

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