Gaylord Nelson, an environmentally active
Thirty-seven years later, awareness of the planet’s fragility has increased but the fight for political action continues. As Bill McKibben wrote for chinadialogue in June 2006: "Time rushes on, in ways that humans have never before contemplated. That famous picture of the earth from outer space that Apollo beamed back in the late 1960s – already that’s not the world we inhabit; its poles are melting, its oceans rising. We can register what is happening with satellites and scientific instruments, but can we register it in our imaginations, the most sensitive of all our devices?"