Snippets from the March 30, 2020 New York Times International Edition.
Roger Cohen: “This is the silent spring. The planet has gone quiet, so quiet you can almost hear it whirling around the sun . . . . Do things differently at the other end of this scourge, some mystic voice murmurs, do them more equitably, more ecologically, or you will be smitten again. Nature as Rachel Carson chronicled in her Silent Spring, published 58 years ago, is telling us something.”
Ian Buruma in a piece titled, “Virus as metaphor” quoted Charles Darwin, “Looking to the world at no very distant date, what an endless number of the lower races will have been eliminated by the higher civilized races throughout the world.”
Norm Aulabaugh quotation, not from the New York Times, “Any species allowed to reproduce unchecked, without bounds, will eventually suffocate in its own defecation.”