The issues are by some geometric number - 100 or 200 or 500 - times more complicated today than we appreciated them to be when Franklin Roosevelt was around.
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The ultimate test of a man's conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
The most important environmental issue is one that is rarely mentioned, and that is the lack of a conservation ethic in our culture.
Loads of chemicals and hazardous wastes have been introduced into the atmosphere that didn't even exist in 1948. The environmental condition of the planet is far worse than it was 42 years ago.
There is a great need for the introduction of new values in our society, where bigger is not necessarily better, where slower can be faster, and where less can be more.
Every person has the inalienable right to a decent environment.
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If we continue to address the issue of the environment where we live as though we're the only species that lives here, we'll create a disaster for ourselves
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