|Naomi Klein talks with a representative of the First Peoples' coalition before their arrest|
Along the way naturally I took photos of trees suffocating from air pollution, their branches spectacularly naked, the few remaining leaves shriveled and brown. I had some wistful thought that perhaps Dr. Pell would be the scientist I have been seeking, one who isn't afraid to warn the world that the ecosystem is collapsing...and we are going to starve if we don't stop emitting toxic greenhouse gases, primarily reactive nitrogen that is the lurking precursor to ozone, in our insatiable desire for easy cheap energy.
I knew the interview was over when she added with a pitying smile, "To say what the problem YOU are having with YOUR trees, I'd really have to see them."
This is always the final exit when all other avenues have expired. It is MY problem, I have trees that are dying...no matter how I emphasize that ALL the trees EVERYWHERE are dying. Which I guess is a polite way of saying, they think I am nuts.
Mother Nature is most decidedly annoyed with her errant top predators who have run amuck.
She will not easily forgive us for wantonly destroying her most beautiful and precious, intricately delicately balanced creations, which after all, took thousands and even millions of years to evolve to achieve their present imperiled glory.just broke off and melted from the Peterman Glacier, shocking veteran researchers, should be enough to alert us that climate change is proceeding far, far faster than the most dire predictions of the most pessimistic scientists. And meanwhile two more violent storms threaten Wit's End and the entire Eastern US.