Perry Mann, "Getting back to nature," Charleston Gazette, November 5, 2001
Population growth? Good for the economy, claim some of the exemptionalists, and in any case a basic human right, so let it run. Land shortages? Try fusion energy to power the desalting of sea water, then reclaim the world's deserts. (The process might be assisted by towing icebergs to coastal pipelines.) Species going extinct? Not to worry. That is nature's way.
Edward O. Wilson, "A suicidal impulse," The Toronto Star, June 13, 1993