Elisée Reclus, influential French geologist and anarchist, proposed that humanity take full responsibility as the conscience of the Earth.
“Wild nature is so beautiful! Is it then necessary that man, in his seizure of it, has to proceed systematically to exploit each newly conquered domain and to mark his ownership with vulgar constructions and property boundaries as straight as a die?” —L’Homme et la Nature, 1865
Printed at the worker-owned Stumptown Printers, Portland, OR.
This is #15 in the Celebrate People’s History Poster Series.