Tagging this one was a tough choice between “Quote of the Week” and “Climate Craziness of the Week”. Quote won.
September 27, 2010: Dr. David Suzuki, co-founder of the environmental activist group, The David Suzuki Foundation, is now touring Canada promoting his new book, “The Legacy – An elder’s Vision for our Sustainable Future”. The speech he gave this evening in Ottawa at the Dominion Chalmers Church was essentially a summary of the book, with much of the book’s text used verbatim in the presentation.
Get a load of what he says about humanity’s role in the forces of nature:
“We have become a force of nature … Not long ago, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, drought, forest fires, even earthquakes and volcanic explosions were accepted as “natural disasters or “acts of God.” But now, we have joined God, powerful enough to influence these events.”
If Mr. Suzuki thinks we’ve become a race of “God like beings”, able to influence hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, drought, forest fires, even earthquakes and volcanic explosions, next we’ll probably hear things like this:
Read the full story here at the ICSC
Addendum – some points about things we can’t influence and/or have been disproven:
Influence earthquakes? – no link needed, we can’t even predict them yet, much less influence them.
Floods? – Think Corp of Engineers and dikes that failed during Katrina or any number of floods on the Mississippi river, such as in 1993
Forest Fires? – Yeah, we sure were able to control the one in Yellowstone in 1988, though I’ll admit it was worsened by poor management practices.