Nicholas Institute Environmental Summit, Jared Diamond
What has USA become, a country that supports and empowers those who have great wealth and believe we have the right and responsibility to have dominion over all that swims, crawls and flies? People with these values include those who willingly exploit people and resources in the name of making profits.
There are others in this great country who do not believe in dominion, exploitation and power over, but see our people as part of an incredibly lush planet, sharing space with flora and fauna supplied us as part of the evolutionary process. They gratefully acknowledge the beauty and productivity of these assets and want to preserve and protect them.