Sunday, November 25, 2012

T.Roosevelt on CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES

Fall is here  geese and the ducks are coming by for a visit

 All these shades of leaves are so wonderful to press and make pictures with.
 
When I  started studying about fracking I never would have imagined I would be reading a message written over 100 years ago that made me realize just how improtant it is to fight for nature and our rights to have it !
THE CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES
 From Theodore Roosevelt's Seventh Annual Message to Congress
Dec. 3, 1907

I read it and wished I could copy it word for word but just picked a couple parts that really drove home to me .
"Optimism is a good characteristic, but if carried to an excess it becomes foolishness. We are prone to speak of the resources of this country as inexhaustible; this is not so. The mineral wealth of the country, the coal, iron, oil, gas, and the like, does not reproduce itself, and therefore is certain to be exhausted ultimately; and wastefulness in dealing with it today means that our descendants will feel the exhaustion a generation or two before they otherwise would."
 


"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right hand down to them amplified and developed." - read it in full at
http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/resources/archives/eight/trconserv.htm

Let's make it a better world for our children's future
 
 
 
 

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