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06

Mar

We stand guard over works of art, but species representing the work of aeons are stolen from under our noses.
Aldo Leopold (via morimur)

23

Jan

treehugger:

David Attenborough Calls Humans a “Plague Upon the Earth”:
“We are a plague on the Earth. It’s coming home to roost over the next 50 years or so…It’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde.”

treehugger:

David Attenborough Calls Humans a “Plague Upon the Earth”:

“We are a plague on the Earth. It’s coming home to roost over the next 50 years or so…It’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde.”

02

Jan


 Neil Armstrong’s ‘one small step’: Controversy erupts over moonwalk quote 



Armstrong’s historic quote, ‘That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,’ might have been decided upon before he stepped onto the moon.
Armstrong’s historic quote, ‘That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,’ might have been decided upon before he stepped onto the moon.

23

Aug

If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.
E. O. Wilson (via diymblr)

15

Jul

01

Feb

They are self-aware beings with individual personalities and a rich inner life. They have the ability to think abstractly, feel deeply and choose their actions. Their lives are characterized by close, long-term relationships… In short, whales and dolphins are a who, not a what.
Thomas I. White, a Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics.  Read more in this blog post. (via nrdc)

21

Jun

We depend on nature not only for our physical survival. We also need nature to show us the way home, the way out of the prison of our minds. We got lost in doing, thinking, remembering, anticipating - lost in a maze of complexity and a world of problems.
We have forgotten what rocks, plants and animals still know. We have forgotten how to be - to be still, to be ourselves, to be where life is: here and now.
Eckhart Tolle (via elige)

(Source: pandacake)