“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Friday, October 31, 2014

"I"m Not a Scientist"


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is the part of the article I found most interesting:

“It is very difficult to find an issue that voters place lower on the list than climate change,” Mr. Ayres said. “It vies with gay marriage and campaign finance reform as the least important issue. Most voters care about jobs, economic growth, health care and immigration.”

I live in a college town, and when I try to strike up a conversation about our attitudes towards the biosphere, everybody just goes "Whaaaaaat?" I mean everybody, including eco enthusiasts of various kinds. It would kinda seem that evidence of the eco-consciousness of the anthropocene is somewhat lacking, apart from very particular academic circles.