Tuesday, December 22, 2009


"When asked if I am pessimistic or optimistic about the future, my answer is always the same: If you look at the science about what is happening on earth and aren’t pessimistic, you don’t understand data. But if you meet the people who are working to restore this earth and the lives of the poor, and you aren’t optimistic, you haven’t got a pulse."
-Paul Hawken, in a commencement speech to the University of Portland this spring.

I read the data and understand it, but somehow I can't go all the way into pessimism. Life is good, afterall. Anyway, just wanted to share.

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