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Human Footprint

The cancerous growth of human civilization on the planet is a joint venture of men and women. The ecological footprint of the human species lies in its capacity to transform the environment, multiplied by its sheer numbers. It is a co-product, in other words, of the usual male excess of culture-making, career, and acquisitiveness combined with the usual female excess of fecundity, domesticity, and acquiescence. If the male has wandered too far from nature, perhaps the female has not wandered far enough.

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