“We have become rich through the lavish use of our natural resources and we have just reason to be proud of our growth. But the time has come to inquire seriously what will happen when our forests are gone, when the coal, the iron and the gas are exhausted, when the soil has been further impoverished and washed into the streams, polluting the rivers, denuding the fields and obstructing navigation.”
Wrong president, alas. These words were from Teddy Roosevelt, speaking in 1908. A century later, the White house is inhabited by a walking environmental denier, fantasist and all-round ecological menace.