The first bristlecone pine trees were saplings when the pyrmids were built. How much longer will they be around? Read The Vanishing Groves, an article by Ross Andersen, for a potential clue.
“I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.” —E.B. White, Letters of E. B. White