Look what Teddy Roosevelt said a century ago!
"...We are prone to speak of the resources of this country as inexhaustible; this is not so."
Seventh Annual Message to Congress, December 3, 1907
"...you will want what nature once so bountifully supplied and man so thoughtlessly destroyed; and because of that want you will reproach us, not for what we have used, but for what we have wasted..."
Arbor Day - A message to the School-Children
of the United States, April 15, 1907
"The conservation of natural resources is the fundamental problem. Unless we solve that problem it will avail us little to solve all others."
Address to the deep Waterway Convention,
Memphis, TN, October 4, 1907