The narrowing 'margin for environmental miscalculation'
I feel compelled to share more gleanings from Lynton Caldwell - I am simply astounded by how strongly his ruminations still resonate today, more than 50 years after he wrote this paper.
Professor Caldwell concludes his article by stating:
"It can be demonstrated that many of the worst environmental errors are direct or indirect results of segmental [sic] public decision making, of failing to perceive specific environmental situations in comprehensive environmental terms...
... Environmental thinking has resulted both from an examination of past environmental errors and from a growing awareness of the probable consequences of present environmental decisions. It is doubtful whether circumstances henceforth will allow us as wide a margin for environmental miscalculation as that enjoyed in the past."
I wonder what Prof. Caldwell would have made of climate change?