Environmental pollution is an incurable disease. It can only be prevented.
From article, "At 90, an Environmentalist From the '70s Still Has Hope" (June 19, 2007)
Science is triumphant with far-ranging success, but its triumph is somehow clouded by growing difficulties in providing for the simple necessities of human life on earth.Barry Commoner
The gap between brute power and human need continues to grow, as the power fattens on the same faulty technology that intensifies the need.Barry Commoner
Clearly, we have compiled a record of serious failures in recent technological encounters with the environment. In each case, the new technology was brought into use before the ultimate hazards were known. We have been quick to reap the benefits and slow to comprehend the costs.Barry Commoner
The peak of the [Presidential] campaign happened in Albuquerque, where a local reporter said to me, "Dr. Commoner, are you a serious candidate or are you just running on the issues?"Barry Commoner