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...imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking, 'This is an interesting world I find myself in - an interesting hole I find myself in - fits me rather neatly, doesn't it? In fact it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me in it!' This is such a powerful idea that as the sun rises in the sky and the air heats up and as, gradually, the puddle gets smaller and smaller, it's still frantically hanging on to the notion that everything's going to be alright, because this world was meant to have him in it, was built to have him in it; so the moment he disappears catches him rather by surprise.
Douglas Adams, 1998
It's not the things you don't know

what gets you into trouble.
It's the things you do know

that just ain't so. – Will Rogers
A man hears what he wants to hear

and disregards the rest. – Paul Simon

Tampering can be dangerous. Nature can be vengeful. We should have a great deal of respect for the planet on which we live
– Carl-Gustaf Rossby 1957


Our foot is stuck on the accelerator and we are heading towards an abyss
– Ban Ki-moon 2009
Into the distance disappear

the mounds of human heads.
I dwindle - go unnoticed now.
But in affectionate books,
in childrens' games,
I will arise to say: the sun!

Osip Mandelstam
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I currently follow an interest in marine life and coastal boats,
and attempt to plug some gaps in marine biology and ecosystems

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"I don't think whole populations are villainous, but Americans are just extraordinarily unaware of all kinds of things. If you live in the middle of that vast continent, with apparently everything your heart could wish for just because you were born there, then why worry? [...] If people lose knowledge, sympathy and understanding of the natural world, they're going to mistreat it and will not ask their politicians to care for it."

David Attenborough 2007[1]













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  1. ^ Interview in the Radio Times 23–29 June 2007