At first I was curious at the notion that warfare leads to environmental degradation but the longer I thought about it the more it began to make sense. Nearly everything our country does is because other countries are doing it, or might be trying to do it and we want to be first and we want to be the best. I think this emphasis on consumerism, technology, military, defense, etc, to always be the best causes a competitive foundation underneath any relationship. Thus, I find that I have to agree most with the idea that warfare leads to environmental degradation. I found “Remembering the Future” interesting because I wouldn’t have thought forgiveness and compromise would be used to create peace. I believe that it is indeed the recognition of interconnectedness that leads to the greatest peace and further, the greatest awareness of said peace. While I would have liked to see Ausubel go more in depth on the topic I still think he addresses it fairly accurately. Moreover, I agree with Saleem Ali that peace and conservation go hand-in-hand. I think that designing a common goal can most definitely act as a tool to ultimately promote peace. Peace plays a significant role in saving the environment; but I would suggest an integration of all the methods. Any one method would be far too extreme but a combination of all would advance cooperation, peace, and betterment of the environment.