"Be the change you want to see in the world"
"If not us, then who?
If not now, then when?"
"Yes we can"
(popularized by Barack Obama)
"Now is the time to act."
"Live simply so that others may simply live."
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world;
the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
(George Bernard Shaw)
"Resistance is fertile."
(Climate camp, Heathrow, 2007)
"There is no unmet need to reduce consumption. However, ... in Africa, there is considerable unmet need for family planning."
(John Guillebaud, British Medical Journal: www.bmj.com/cgi/eletters/335/7630/1104#182503)
"My attitude to politicians is that they are a pretty useless bunch ... You have to become a rabble. One should scare them and pressure them, and subvert the system from the ground up. "
(Monty Don, Broadcaster and Chairman of the Soil Association
If the Earth were only a few feet in diameter,
floating a few feet above a field somewhere, people would come from
everywhere to marvel at it. People would walk around it marvelling at its big
pools of water, its little pools and the water flowing between. People would marvel
at the bumps on it and the holes in it. They would marvel at the very thin layer of
gas surrounding it and the water suspended in the gas. The people would marvel at all
the creatures walking around the surface of the ball and at the creatures in the water.
The people would declare it as sacred, because it was the only one, and they would protect
it so that it would not be hurt. The ball would be the greatest wonder known, and people
would come to pray to it, to be healed, to gain knowledge, to know beauty and to wonder
how it could be. People would love it and defend it with their lives because they
would somehow know that their lives could be nothing without it.
If the Earth were only a few feet in diameter.
|First published: Feb 2007 |
Last updated: 02 Feb 2015