Lost in the Ozone
by Gordon Tully
Client: You look worried. Business or
Architect: There are always business
and family problems, but right now
I'm very concerned about tropical
Builder: Doing a condo in Central
America? It's hard to get foreign
clients to pay their fees sometimes.
Architect: No, no, I'm concerned
about the amount of exotic wood we
are using, and about clear-cutting the
jungle. By the time my kids grow up,
we'll have wiped out several million
species of plants and animals without
even classifying many of them first. It
makes me sick.
Builder: Sure, and after a nuclear
war, you won't worry about how many
species there are.
Client: Gentlemen, perhaps we can
take a more local