Is it Fear or Stupidity?
A stream runs through my property and then into the neighbour’s few acres. I value all the natural plants and animals that have evolved here, and do my best to support them on the few acres I have by encouraging a forest of native plants. This is the stream as is passes through my place:
Above is the same stream as it leaves my property. All trees have been felled. All life except for mown grass is destroyed. All shelter and food for living creatures is removed and the banks of the stream are poisoned.
The man who did this is a schoolteacher. What hope for the planet is there when this is considered the norm and my values are contemptuously considered insane?