There is a great deal of historical evidence to suggest that a society which loses its identity with posterity and which loses its positive image of the future also loses its capacity to deal with present problems, and soon falls apart.
Kenneth E. Boulding
The Economics of the Coming Spaceship Earth
Homo sapiens, the first truly free species, is about to decommission natural selection, the force that made us. Soon we must look deep within ourselves and decide what we wish to become.
Edward O. Wilson
Consilience, The Unity of Knowledge
It’s a pity we’re still officially living in an age called the Holocene. The Anthropocene – human dominance of biological, chemical and geological processes on Earth – is already an undeniable reality.
Paul J. Crutzen