Back in the sixties Rachel Carson sent out a strong warning to us all with her book Silent Spring, where she foresaw the death of nature through the indiscriminate use of pesticides. She described not waking to that dawn chorus of birds.
Well it is happening.
It is not so dramatic as described but is a relentless slow destruction of nature, loss of habitat, deforestation, pesticide death, animal slaughter and loss of our natural world.
Our population is out of control. We are presently destroying the planet and sending thousands of species crashing to extinction.
Time we woke up, reduced our numbers and protect what is left.
The world is a beautiful place. My nightmare is of a concrete desert and manicured lawns and flowerbeds.
Here are a few of Rachels eloquent words.:
Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.
Too true. It is a spectacular place to spend a life.
The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.
I wish more people loved nature.
It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know the sense of wonder and humility.
It is a focus of rejuvenation and happiness.
Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species — man — acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world.
And we are busy destroying it for profit.
In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.
We are part of it.
As crude a weapon as the cave man’s club, the chemical barrage has been hurled against the fabric of life.
We are poisoning the world and all life on the planet.
For the sense of smell, almost more than any other, has the power to recall memories and it is a pity that you use it so little.
All we will smell is smoke and rotting corpses.