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Balanced, Static Nature: The Grand Illusion

Change is natural and normal. Let us eat, drink, and be merry.

Daniel Botkin has been a research ecologist for half a century. The following quotes appear in his book, 25 Myths That Are Destroying the Environment. Bolding added by me.

Never has the Earth been “stable”…Nature is not static. Earth’s environment is a moving-picture show, a vivid video, not a still life, not a still photograph.

…Nothing in the environment is constant; everything is always changing…there is no balance of nature…There never was and never will be.

…Earth’s climate has never been stable…temperatures are always changing, never fixed, never constant.

We humans believe so many things that aren’t true. We imagine we’re in control.

We beat ourselves up, point accusing fingers, and scare ourselves silly.



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