President's Column

Potter, Tom
January 2010
Thoreau Society Bulletin;Winter2010, Issue 269, p14
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the issue of global warming and the thoughts of writer Henry David Thoreau about the environment. He expresses concern about how the decisions about the future of world climate that will be reached by world leaders and scientists meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2010 will affect everybody's health. He notes that Thoreau was aware of and concerned about human impact on the environment. He asserts that if Thoreauvians cannot hear the writer's call to rethink relationship with nature, then they have missed the main point of his life.


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