Gandhi at COP17

First quoted by South Africa President Jacob Zuma during his opening remarks during the first day of COP17 and reiterated today by Dr. Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, Chairman of the IPCC and Director of the Yale Climate and Energy Institute:

“A technological society has two choices. First it can wait until catastrophic failures expose systemic deficiencies, distortion and self-deceptions… Secondly, a culture can provide social checks and balances to correct for systemic distortion prior to catastrophic failures.”
– Mahatma Gandhi