Wendell Berry

The adjective “planetary” describes a problem in such a way that it cannot be solved.  In fact, though we now have serious problems nearly everywhere on the planet, we have no problem which can be described as planetary.

The question that must be addressed, therefore, is not how to care for the planet, but how to care for each of the planet’s millions of human and natural neighborhoods, each of its millions of small pieces and parcels of land… Our understandable wish to preserve the planet must somehow be reduced to the scale of our competence.

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