|Sometimes being a Green Activist feels like being a purveyor of un-remitting doom and gloom. There is no getting away from the fact that we are treading a tightrope and that the dangers of falling off are very real and potentially catastrophic. But there are signs of progress and some things moving in the right direction. Today’s Independent on Sunday flags some up, and I would like to share ten with you on this World Environment Day (5th June every year).
So it is not all doom and gloom, and there are even one or two glimmers of hope here in the UK. I would never have expected Boris to figure in a list of this sort for a start!
It is a pity that World Environment Day passes by un-noticed, for the most part, in this country. I almost missed it myself. It is a huge, high profile affair in some countries, such as India. You can find out more about it here: http://www.unep.org/wed/
That forests feature so heavily in the UNEP programme should be no surprise. Having deforested these islands centuries ago, we have, perhaps, lost sight of just what a fundamental role they play to life on earth and human activity. For a quick synopsis, check out this 3 minute UNEP video, narrated by the one and only David Attenborough: http://www.unep.org/flvPlayer/share/default.asp?id=1314&l=en