Thought this quote was incredibly timely. Australia's south eastern states have been battling intense bushfires for the past few weeks. To the point that extra firefighters have been imported from interstate and New Zealand. The country is also in the grip of, what the commission charged with looking after our prime waterways calls, "a one-in-a-1000-years drought." Humans don't control nature or the weather, but we do impact them. The results of which seem increasing less hospitable. The 10 hottest years on record have occurred in the past dozen, for example. Here at TreeHugger our byline is 'The Future is Green.' Looking out from a dry, brown land turning progressively black, we trust that will be the case. Quote via ::Bushfire Summer.