ESS IB citations

ESS IB citations

There are many citations that could be linked with the ESS IB. Here are just some of them:

”If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos”
Edward O. Wilson

One more citation by Aldo Leopold that could be linked with ESS IB syllabus:
“We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.”

Another citation by Marshall McLuhan that is linked with ESS IB syllabus:
There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.”

An interesting citation by Jared Diamond that makes a direct connection with ESS IB:
“I wonder what the Maori who killed the last moa said. Perhaps the Polynesian equivalent of “Your ecological models are untested, so conservation measures would be premature?” No, he probably just said, “Jobs, not birds”, as he delivered a fatal blow.”

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