It's quite evident that the death of trees is accelerating. It's impossible to look at any grouping without seeing bare branches protruding above the canopy.
Big old trees are dying, and so are newly planted saplings.
It's quite likely that the incredibly fast pace that record-breaking extreme weather is overtaking the former stability our species enjoyed for the past 10,000 years will overshadow the death of trees from ozone. Maybe almost no one will ever know that pollution killed them, because they will be shredded by tornadoes and torn from the earth by hurricanes, or burnt to a crisp in wildfires, before most people recognize what we have done to them.
The book's website features video profiles of the eco-warriors. Following are four (all the descriptions that follow are copied verbatim from the site). I hope you enjoy meeting them and support their work!
Will Potter is an award-winning independent journalist based in Washington, D.C., who focuses on “eco-terrorism,” the environmental and animal rights movements and civil liberties post-9/11. He has written for publications including the Chicago Tribune, the Dallas Morning News and Legal Affairs, and has testified before the U.S. Congress about his reporting. Potter has also worked at the American Civil Liberties Union on policy issues including the Patriot Act. He is the creator of GreenIsTheNewRed.com, where he blogs about the “Green Scare.”