Ring Toss by Carly & Art
Ever since seeing the Edward Burtynsky exhibit and attending Saturday’s lecture by Dr. William Rees at the Corcoran, I can’t stop thinking about Man vs Nature. As Dr. Rees explained (in a very eloquent and scientific manner), there are fundamental differences between our behaviors that make it virtually impossible for man to coexist with nature in a closed system. At our current rate of population growth and resource consumption, the planet simply cannot sustain us forever. To summarize his speech, unless drastic policy changes are put into place by our governments and we start to think globally instead of selfishly, well, we’re doomed.
This week’s featured photo is a demonstration of nature’s struggle against man. Or is it? Despite having several rings of concrete around its base, the tree is growing and doing everything it should be doing. The concrete, as far as the tree is concerned, is only a slight annoyance. I tend to agree with George Carlin’s philosophy about the state of the planet which is, “The planet is fine.” Continue reading