Ecosystems Quotes

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“When we reconnect with nature, we will be restore ourselves.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Elizabeth Kolbert
“I was struck, and not for the first time, by how much easier it is to ruin an ecosystem than to run one.”
Elizabeth Kolbert, Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future

“Economies and ecosystems have a lot in common — actually, they're really the same thing.”
Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr, CEO of Mayflower-Plymouth

“The Everglades was the only place on earth where alligators (broad snout, fresh water, darker skin) and crocodiles (pointy snout, salt water, toothy grin) lived side by side. It was the only home of the Everglades mink, Okeechobee gourd, and Big Cypress fox squirrel. It had carnivorous plants, amphibious birds, oysters that grew on trees, cacti that grew in water, lizards that changed colors, and fish that changed genders. It had 1,100 species of trees and plants, 350 birds, and 52 varieties of porcelain-smooth, candy-striped tree snails. It had bottlenose dolphins, marsh rabbits, ghost orchids, moray eels, bald eagles, and countless other species that didn't seem to belong on the same continent, much less in the same ecosystem.”
Michael Grunwald, The Swamp: The Everglades, Florida, and the Politics of Paradise

“Wolves directly affect the entire ecosystem, not just moose populations, their main prey, because less moose equals more tree growth”
Rolf Peterson

“But as the Everglades continued to wither, a few of their colleagues began to wonder if conservation really should mean development more than preservation. These heretics did not believe that God had created man in order to 'improve' or 'redeem' nature; they found God's grace in nature itself.”
Michael Grunwald

Widad Akreyi
“Lack of accountability weakens the environmental and health rights of citizens; it damages peace- building and reconciliation initiatives; impedes the implementation of global health policies; leads to the loss of ecosystems and biodiversity; and weakens democracy, justice, human rights, and international security.”
Widad Akrawi

Shannon L. Alder
“In a world where very few people care if you live or die, there is a light that shines in the distance. It has a name that they call hope and it carries with it people that never stop caring. They learned long ago that extending mercy was not a choice, but a place where God lives.”
Shannon L. Alder

“An economic ecosystem that disrespects natural ecosystems will be disrespected by natural ecosystems.”
Hendrith Vanlon Smith Jr, Principles of a Permaculture Economy

Hendrith  Smith
“All life naturally strives for growth. It is a natural phenomena. There are no conceivable limits to our growth. Once one ecosystem is outgrown, there is always a larger more comprehensive ecosystem to grow into. This should continue endlessly and exponentially.”
Hendrith Smith, The Wealth Reference Guide: An American Classic

“The aquatic environment must be safeguarded by men. God created mankind to care for the environment and all the living resources.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, The Alphabets of Success: Passion Driven Life

“We have a duty to care for the environment.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“Healthy ecosystems promote healthy life.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“We can only predict the future ecological changes, by emergence of the past into the present.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Elliot Connor
“Cities are humans' shoddy attempts at making ecosystems.”
Elliot Connor, Human Nature: How to be a Better Animal

Helen Scales
“As soon as you stop thinking about it, the deep can so easily vanish out of mind — more so than that other great distant realm, outer space. The deep has no stars at night to remind us it is there, and no moon shining down. And yet, this hidden place reaches into our daily lives and makes vital things happen without our knowing. The deep, quite simply makes this planet habitable.”
Helen Scales, The Brilliant Abyss

“God gave man the authority to rule and protect all the animals in the aquatic ecosystems.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, The Alphabets of Success: Passion Driven Life

“God gave mankind a divine duty to protect all the animals in the aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“Human welfare depends on healthy ecosystems.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“Love water, protect it:”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Victor Shamas
“In an era of globalization, people recognize that they are part of a global society, but they have no idea how to make such a society work. So far, no unified vision or leadership has emerged to guide us in this endeavor. We have not yet found a way to expand the spiritual ideals of democracy so that they pertain to every human being, every animal, and every plant. Until we do, human civilization and the Earth's ecosystem will continue to be in peril.”
Victor Shamas, The Way of Play: Reclaiming Divine Fun & Celebration

“The love of nature begins with the love for God”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“The state of coastal waters reflects the nature of souls that surround it.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“Overall, then, we will view cas [complex adaptive systems] as systems composed of interacting agents described in terms of rules. These agents adapt by changing their rules as experience accumulates. In cas, a major part of the environment of any given adaptive agent consists of other adaptive agents, so that a portion of any agent's efforts at adaptation is spent adapting to other adaptive agents. This one feature is a major source of the complex temporal patterns that cas generate. To understand cas we must understand these ever-changing patterns.”
John H. Holland, Hidden Order: How Adaptation Builds Complexity

Lisa Kemmerer
“The U.S. can retire more than 60% of cultivated lands if people choose a plant-based diet, and we would use much less water, pesticides, fossil fuels, and chemical fertilizers.”
Lisa Kemmerer, Eating Earth: Environmental Ethics and Dietary Choice

Lisa Kemmerer
“Nonhuman primates are many and wondrous, yet few and endangered.”
Lisa Kemmerer, Primate People: Saving Nonhuman Primates through Education, Advocacy, and Sanctuary

Ben  Goldfarb
“Beaver Pledge: One river, underground, irreplaceable, with habitat and wetlands for all.”
Ben Goldfarb

Jason Hickel
“Ecosystems are complex networks. They can be remarkably resilient under stress, but when certain key nodes begin to fail, knock-on effects reverberate through the web of life. This is how mass extinction events unfolded in the past. It’s not the external shock that does it – the meteor or the volcano: it’s the cascade of internal failures that follows. It can be difficult to predict how this kind of thing plays out. Things like tipping points and feedback loops make everything much riskier than it otherwise might be. This is what makes climate breakdown so concerning.”
Jason Hickel, Less is More: How Degrowth Will Save the World

Jason Hickel
“The problem with economic growth isn’t just that we might run out of resources at some point. The problem is that it progressively degrades the integrity of ecosystems.”
Jason Hickel, Less is More: How Degrowth Will Save the World

Jason Hickel
“Our Earth is a plentiful place – it generates an abundance of forests and fish and crops every year. It is also remarkably resilient, as it not only reproduces these things as we use them, it absorbs and processes our waste too: our emissions, our chemical run-off, and so on. But in order for the planet to maintain these capacities, we can only take as much as its ecosystems can regenerate, and pollute no more than the atmosphere and rivers and soil can safely absorb. If we overshoot these boundaries, ecosystems begin to break down and the web of life begins to unravel. That’s what’s happening right now.”
Jason Hickel, Less is More: How Degrowth Will Save the World

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