Choppy, meandering and repetitive, Dr. Carter still pulls no punches. Here you go: the straight dope on the current and future impacts of climate change.
“Not everyone who drinks is a poet. Some of us drink because we’re not poets.”
Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic
“We bounce between looking and talking… words are autopsies of seeing… In the best cases, these perceptual post-mortems can sharpen our understanding of what must have occurred in the moments of seeing, including clues about how and why seeing stopped… and, when they reach their limit, they provoke the viewer into more looking.” -Michael Barnes
“They convinced our mothers that if a food item came in a bottle — or a can or a box or a cellophane bag — then it was somehow better for you than when it came to you free of charge via Mother Nature….An entire generation of us were introduced in our very first week to the concept that phony was better than real, that something manufactured was better than something that was right there in the room. (Later in life, this explained the popularity of the fast food breakfast burrito, neocons, Kardashians, and why we think reading this book on a tiny screen with only three minutes of battery life left is enjoyable.” -Michael Moore
“In awe, I watched the waxing moon ride across the zenith of the heavens like an ambered chariot towards the ebony void of infinite space wherein the tethered belts of Jupiter and Mars hang, for ever festooned in their orbital majesty. And as I looked at all this I thought… I must put a roof on this toilet.” -Les Dawson