The "fragile earth" mantra: a counterpoint

Wow! Gary Jones has discovered an environmentalist who talks about the robustness of Earth. Oliver Morton in the journal Nature:
it was the photographer [of Earthrise], far more than its subject, who was isolated [. . .] the fragility is an illusion. The planet Earth is a remarkably robust thing
In truth, the Earth is robust in some ways and fragile in others. But when we hear mindless repetition of the "fragile environment" meme we tend to forget about the robustness.

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