Economic production that produces toxic externalities like global warming, dead oceans, undrinkable water, unbreathable
air, etc, depends on assigning little or no value to these.
At this point it is a small quibble that we are unclear as to whether it is the "inspiration" or the "body of mathematics" that is "unbreathable
," but the larger quibble is with the trite comparison between the "unbreathable
" and the "breathtaking." Rhetorically speaking, the difference is none at all; they are, in fact, grouped together in the next clause as a singular instance that "one" (Badiou?) seeks to impose as both "necessary" and "sufficient."
Obviously the atmosphere is almost unbreathable
and equally obviously, evolution sped up to create the challenges for Smith Junior.
"When all the trees are cut, when all animals are hunted, when all waters are polluted and when the air has become unbreathable
, then you will understand that money is something that you cannot eat," he said, quoting an Indian saying.
In fact, you have less than two minutes to escape in a fire before the air becomes unbreathable
and you're rendered unconscious, so an early warning is vital to make a safe escape.
Dixon knew that the Hunley could remain submerged for 2 1/2 hours before the air became unbreathable
. In order to evade the Union ships, he maneuvered the sub to the east of the Housatonic and lowered it to the sea floor, planning to wait a few hours for the tide to turn before making his escape.
Once they landed, the astronauts would have to survive in a freezing, windswept world with unbreathable
air and 38 percent of Earth's gravity.
In his lawsuit, Moore points out various similarities, including bioluminescent flora/plant life, unbreathable
atmospheres, matriarch support of hero vs.
As the air became unbreathable
from exhaust fumes, migrants tried to exit but the boat was too packed for those standing above to move aside.
To use an image employed by Marshall McLuhan and Dean Barnlund, we "see" that water is unbreathable
, and that gives us a different relationship to it than that of fish (McLuhan and Zingrone, Essential 35; Barnlund 22).
The cold window-pane on which Verloc leans his forehead with anguish is but a "fragile film of glass" (Secret 57): the film of reality is indeed too thin to repel the slimy, unbreathable
substance which blurs the distinction between air and water, surface and depth: the street is like "a slimy aquarium from which the water had been run off," a police constable emerges from nowhere, "as if he too were part of inorganic nature, surging apparently out of a lamp-post" (Secret 147, 14).
Its air is unbreathable
. Its temperatures are extreme: a blistering 243 degrees Fahrenheit during the month-long lunar day, followed by another month of deep-freeze night at 272 degrees below zero.
Chapter 17 of At the Sharp End, entitled "Living in a Sewer," shows us that that is exactly what the trenches and dugouts were: rat-infested underground cesspools of unbreathable
stenches and stagnant poison gases, suffocating claustrophobia, slimy mud walls mortared with putrefying corpses and constant, unrelenting fear.
No one in Los Angeles would dream of going to a restaurant with less than an "A" rating, even if the air, inside or out, were unbreathable
. We pay attention to one rating because it seems to be related to actions people take.
It is in Spain that the prophetic voice is sounded that will carry him, we may say, "honorably" through the French Resistance, although he participated in the Resistance from Brazil because he found the air in France unbreathable
, "irrespirable," as it was leading to Munich and what he consequently foresaw as an inevitable defeat of his country, a defeat for Europe as a whole.