The Dernogalizer

May 5, 2010

Tom Friedman: “No Fooling Mother Nature”

Filed under: Energy/Climate,National Politics — Matt Dernoga @ 1:22 am
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Tom Friedman has the best columns in the NY Times I’ve seen of him, and that’s saying something.  Friedman appeals to President Obama and the US Senator to take up clean energy legislation now.  I highly recommend you read it, here is the last paragraph, a fantastic ending to a fantastic column.

“If we settle for just an incremental response to this crisis — a “Hey, that’s our democracy. What more can you expect?” — we’ll be sorry. You can’t fool Mother Nature. She knows when we’re just messing around. Mother Nature operates by her own iron laws. And if we violate them, there is no lobby or big donor to get us off the hook. No, what’s gone will be gone. What’s ruined will be ruined. What’s extinct will be extinct — and later, when we’re finally ready to stop messing around, it will be too late.”

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