Comments on: Are wildlife and water replacing oil and cattle in Texas? Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: Louis Tue, 10 Mar 2009 05:21:18 +0000 To say that America has “lost its way” seems to idealize the past, and devalue the present. America has had its share of problems in the past, slavery, civil war, genocide of American Indians, extermination of buffalo herds… It continues to have problems.

I agree that more focus on poetry and philosophy could do this country good and encourage a better way of life. However, your comment seems to be an attitude of defeat, instead of an attitude of hope for healing and growth in what John S. Mills termed “The Art of Living.”

By: John Mon, 09 Mar 2009 19:48:13 +0000 Shifting from an economy of desertification to an economy dependent on wetland restoration is an environmental improvement.

By: Tim Mon, 09 Mar 2009 19:40:20 +0000 First of all, Cheers to Patrick Slater. Truer words were never spoken.

Second. It’s a step in the right direction, albeit a small one. Trading oil and cattle for something that will actually help the land down there is great. Though I am not completely for lease hunting and game farms, as they do take some of the sport out of hunting… I am for hunting, whose participators are among the most environmentally friendly people out there, even though most don’t know it.

By: Patrick Slater Mon, 09 Mar 2009 14:59:42 +0000 “the world is too much with us, late and soon
Getting and spending we lay waste our powers
Little we see in Nature that is ours”
– William Wordsworth

America, once so great, you have lost your way. Turn off your inane reality TV shows and read your great philosophers e.g. Emerson and Thoreau.

I wish you well. The world needs America to heal itself.

Patrick Slater