The unraveling of
the earth's heritage can be stopped, we think, by the attitudes
and steps our contributors espouse here. People do not have to
go on being profligate with resources that are not to be renewed.
This is especially true about oil, the unique resource that pervades
present-day thinking and that made today's industrial-age euphoria
possible. They can stretch it instead, to fuel the transition
to other, enduring ways of getting along with the earth.