June 23, 2006
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Tanglewood - Lenox, MA - view from original estate summer house built in 1851
James Gustave Speth
Red Sky at Morning - America and the Crisis of the Global Environment
www.redskyatmorning.com - web site
Quoted from the Preface...
"In the early 1970s the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite ran a series of environmental stories entitled "Can the World Be Saved?"
The globe behind this title was firmly grasped by a hand that seemed to come from nowhere. I was never sure
whether this hand was crushing our small planet or saving it, but I was sure at least that Cronkite was out
to save it. He dramatically presented the much simpler environmental problems of that period to a huge audience
and helped build the powerful environmental consciousness of the day.
"Today, the question "Can the world be saved?" is more serious and legitimate than it was then. As we begin the new century, human
activities are disrupting the great ecological systems and natural cycles that make our planet habitable,
bountiful, and wondrous. Only our heightened care can save the world as we know it. So, the world is indeed in our hands,
for good or for ill."
James Gustave Speth is dean and professor at the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University.
Among other activities, he co-founded the Natural Resources
Defense Council, chaired President Jimmy Carter's Council on Environmental Quality and was co-founder of the World
Tanglewood - Lenox, MA - June 2006