debbie millman

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

We Are So Much Less Powerful Than We Think

power of ten

From :

"Destroying the Earth is harder than you may have been led to believe.

You've seen the action movies where the bad guy threatens to destroy the Earth. You've heard people on the news claiming that the next nuclear war or cutting down rainforests or persisting in releasing hideous quantities of pollution into the atmosphere threatens to end the world.


The Earth was built to last. It is a 4,550,000,000-year-old, 5,973,600,000,000,000,000,000 tonne ball of iron. It has taken more devastating asteroid hits in its lifetime than you've had hot dinners, and lo, it still orbits merrily. So my first piece of advice to you, dear would-be Earth-destroyer, is: do not think this will be easy."

If you still want to try, here is the definitive list.


Anonymous DS said...

You have to admit as a PR stunt its quite effective. Even though the world has nothing to worry about – WE DO. Local city air and water pollution has significant effects on our health. Dependence on foreign oil causes war and financial problems. These reasons alone haven't been as effective as Al Gore's apocolyptic powerpoint presentation to persuade us to be greener.

4/11/2007 10:37:00 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home

things i paint
things i photograph
design matters design matters poster designed by Firebelly
about me things i do those i thank things i like current playlist