Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Midwest Nature Quote of the Week: Dec 22

Of all the dynamic forces of nature, the most relentless and persevering is the force of erosion. Continuously the power of flowing water is washing away the crust of the earth. Erosion is an endless and inevitable process, and it will never cease as long as any point of land juts above the level of the sea. Looking at the earth and its resources from a cosmic standpoint we can all ask: “What is the difference if our soil is being washed away and our lands flooded. Such things have always been and always will be. We cannot change the laws of nature.”

Robert Marshall, The People’s Forests

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