Environmental quote of the day:
“Our teeming population is the strongest evidence
our numbers are burdensome to the world, which
can hardly support us from its natural elements.
Our wants grow more and more keen and our
complaints more bitter in all mouths, while nature
fails in affording us our usual sustenance. In every
deed, pestilence and famine and wars have to be
regarded as a remedy for nations as the means of
pruning the luxuriance of the human race.”
Tertullian, Treatise of the Soul
From the PDF in the previous post.
For those not familiar with Terullian, he was the North African theologian and apologist (ca. 160-ca. 220) who was the founder of Latin Christian theology. The first major Christian writer to use the Latin language, he gave to Latin Christian thought a decidedly legal stamp.
Was he ahead of his time or does this merely show that people have been worried about the environment for hundreds of years without civilisation as we know it coming to a climate change induced end. Perhaps technology will solve the problem.