In case you aren’t willing to spend 12 hours this week watching pretty HD of National Parks in the United States while some John Muir impersonator tells you what a religious nut he really was, maybe you’ll take a minute to read over the NY Times’ collection of statements on parks today. The first episode last night was surprisingly even-handed (“Yosemite isn’t the name of the folks living there that were kicked out, it actually means ‘they kill people!’” — the soilent green of the early conservation movement), although spending thirty minutes on John Muir and not mentioning his violent racism was kind of a bummer. If somebody sends Brian a television, he promises to live blog the next four episodes.
Anyway, back to the Times. Since I read the Time’s interview of Mark Yudof last Friday, I can safely say this is the stupidest thing I’ve seen all week:
Natural resources are meant to be used; in fact, every generation has left future generations with more resources than existed when that generation arrived on the planet.
Did you know that we’d all become alchemists?