We come to see natural treasures no longer as merely divisible property but as gifts protected by boundaries we create and honor, knowing that all life depends on their integrity. The shift is underway.
All of the 'fiscal cliff' discussions have centered on how to cut government spending on public programs or raise enough revenues to diminish the deficit. But in fact there would be a much smaller deficit if the negotiations included reversing the neglect of our public resources.
It's silly, even immature, to try to divide people on this crucial technological and ecological issue based on arbitrary age categories. For in fact we're all in this together, and radiation can hurt you -- no matter how old you are.