The Environment is not thinking about us. Vicki Daggett We continue to act as if nature is not natural. We talk as if we can think about the environment, have a roundtable, and from there leap into the happy result of an unnatural world that’s some how all in harmony with the natural world. The fact is that the world we have now is the most successful and productive structure ever created for people, but can the natural world stand the stress? Not one single bridge, building, or highway ever erupted spontaneously from the earth; yet bridges, buildings, and superhighways blanket the planet. The scary part is that we often do not know that progress is creating a hazard until the hazard becomes significant, and action becomes unavoidable.