I just finished reading the extremely depressing “The Dying of the Trees” by Charles E. Little (1995).
Near the end (page 232), he quotes the Union of Concerned Scientists November 18, 1992 press release:
A new ethic is required — a new attitude toward discharging our responsibility for caring for ourselves and for the earth. We must recognize the earth’s limited capacity to provide for us. We must recognize its fragility. We must no longer allow it to be ravaged. This ethic must motivate a great movement, convincing reluctant leaders and reluctant governments and reluctant peoples themselves to effect the needed changes.
My question: After the dismantling of the EPA during the Bush administration and Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth”, has anything gotten better? Or are we all doomed?
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