Wisconsin State Journal – November 23 Read online
“Man is a part of nature,” the environmentalist Rachel Carlson once said, “and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself.”
The Earth, when seen from outer space, is a most beautiful and moving sight, our only home. Closer up, however, it shows tremendous damage: Its forests, once widespread and luxuriant, have been lumbered by man. Its atmosphere, once clear and clean, has suffered massive pollution by people. Its climate has changed. Plants and animals, once diverse and abundant, are now severely declining, some to extinction.
Why restore our Earth? Simply put: We will not continue as a species if we ignore the warning signs. We need nature to be mentally healthy.