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University of Toronto St. George
School of Environment
Stephen Scharper

Author Source Quote Dr. James Orbinski For Earth’s Sake: “While all is nature-even Foreword we humans- it is only humans that are changing the nature of nature” “Perhaps it is that beauty and seduction is nature’s tool for survival, because in some very real ways, we both become and protect what we fall in love with.” Simon Appolloni For Earth’s Sake: “And while we might be Introduction just plain citizens of the environment, we cannot escape the fact that we presently sit in the truck driver’s seat of its destruction…” “We have to examine ourselves, our role in the world, and how we are affecting future generations …” “But we have no codes to deal with out power to destroy the entire ecosystem or our planet.” Stephen Scharper For Earth’s Sake: We All “We are brining in a new Lose in the War Against disconcerting dawn of Nature geological history, one that may entail the sixth largest mass extinction the world has ever witnessed.” “We are the first generation to be able to close down the magnificent, flourishing ecosystems of the planet and directly change the course of geological history.” Paul Fraumeni The Gulf of Mexico Oil “The precautionary Spill principle embodies an expression of the need for decision makers to anticipate harm before it occurs” “The principle realizes that the human, first of all, is not lord and master over nature, that we cant technologically fix all our messes…and that we can actually destroy ecosystems and our technology cant bring them back.” David Orr What is Education for? “It makes far better sense to reshape ourselves to fir a finite planet than to attempt to reshape the planet to fit out infinite wants.” “As a result of incomplete education, we have fooled ourselves into thinking that we are richer than we are.” “The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers. Healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind.” Henry David Thoreau Walking “..if you have paid your debts and made your will.
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