Did You Write About The Attack On Nature

Yesterday, Susan Ruston wrote Attack on Nature: Do we care?

Please do read her article, and if any reader of this site has written on the subject, please comment and I will add your article here.

Silent Spring

Rachel Carson was a biologist, so when she spoke, she spoke with authority. Her book Silent Spring told the story of the consequences of man’s interference with the environment.

She showed how insecticides were upsetting the balance of nature in far- reaching ways that served some people but endangered everyone and everything.

When Rachel Carson wrote ‘Silent Spring’ in 1962, people could perhaps claim they didn’t know about the hidden destruction to wildlife and the environment caused by pesticides and habitat destruction.

No one can claim that now.

The Proposed Destruction of Nature in Britain

birds in the style of cezanne

When the Zoological Society of London and the Royal Society For The Protection Of Birds both come out with warning statements, that’s a sign.

They are institutions with Royal patrons, with directors at the top rank of British society – and if they are rattled, then there is something badly wrong within British politics and the policies of the new British Government under Liz Truss..

RSPB Statement

Today nature urgently needs your help. The Government is threatening to tear up the laws that protect our best wildlife sites, offer up chunks of our countryside for unrestricted development and may scrap vital proposals that could help farmers to help nature.

We cannot stand by and let this happen. Our nature and climate is in crisis. It needs more support not less. We need to let our politicians know that we want nature protected and that it is important to us.

Will you stand with us? Please take our quick and easy action and contact your MP today.

Thank you for your support,

ZSL Statement

ZSL deplores proposed UK government move to weaken environmental protections
ZSL stands with other conservation NGOs and shares their dismay and anger regarding reports that the UK Government plans to abandon more than 500 vital environmental protection policies rolled over from EU law after Brexit – as well as the new Environmental Land Management Schemes (ELMS).

Full ZSL statement here

The truth is that the environment in Britain has been under attack for decades. There was a time when decision makers could claim ignorance of the consequences of their decisions. That time has long passed, and yet the destruction of the countryside and of species accelerates.

It’s enough to make you spit.