There is something soothing about walking through a park with plenty of grass, shrubs, flowers and trees full of leaves with small birds chirping in the trees in the city. The greenery is reassuring in some primeval way.
While watching the nature programs on public television, I sit transfixed as the camera explores the peaks of snowy mountains and the depths of the ocean. I’m mesmerized by the sheer diversity of life.
I’m also dismayed in realizing that the species I belong to is destroying the environment. What can be done? Does the progress of people have to mean the destruction of animal habitats?
If we poison the air, land and water in pursuit of economic development and jobs, what happens to the banking system and national economies when the earth no longer supports life?
These are questions we cannot evade. The innovators and supporters of the Green Revolution are our first line of defense.
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