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.
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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.
We must realize that we're all part of a web of life around the world. Anytime you extinguish a species, the consequences are serious.
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
Dr. S. Dillon Ripley, secretary of the Smithsonian Institute, believes that in 25 years, somewhere between 75 and 80 percent of all the species of living animals will be extinct.
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