We are trying to fool nature, forgetting that nature can not be fooled. Willian Lines warns, “For, although people can be fooled, tricked, and beguiled, nature can not. Material reality resists importuning, finessing, or re-negotiation. Nature’s machinery is invariant, not subject to legislation or cultural conditioning. It can not be compromised.”We need to heed the warning and solutions presented in this book if we are at all serious about turning these trends around and building a safer, sustainable future.