"Given all the fruits of modernity that we enjoy, it's incredibly easy to slip into complacency and assume that nature can be dealt with and that danger and risk can be regulated or legislated away. Respect for nature is about much more than walks in the woods, rare-bird spotting, or even environmental activism.
It's about realizing not how massive a threat mankind is to nature, but how tiny a threat. Really. Claiming credit for preserving some forests and streams may be okay, but claiming credit for controlling the climate is downright egotistical."