For years, the degradation of the land due to human neglect has been plain for all to see. The warning calls of experts, researchers, scientists have been in vain. Even hundreds of deaths, now indeed thousands, have not been able to stir our consciences, and above all those of our political representatives. Everything is subordinated to profit, while it is left to volunteers and their groups to carry out “good deeds”. We believe the outer limits of mystification and disinformation have now been reached.
The inconsistent behaviour of powerful politicians makes the senseless behaviour of individuals understandable. If a minister acts irresponsibly in relation to the environment, why should a local official be any more careful? And so we get endless new roundabouts and link roads, and to hell with the works needed for waterways and forestry to protect the soil. Landslides and landslips, flooding, hail storms with stones the size of walnuts, cloudbursts, temperatures reaching and surpassing 40 degrees (and with increasing frequency 50), destructive winds… all these are regarded as “isolated incidents” rather than the result of an economic system and neglect that are no longer tolerable. No longer tolerable, that is, not for Nature, which will always be able to defend itself, but for us humans, who will be brought down by our own stupidity.
Until now this section of the Newsletter has been dedicated to Experiences: positive examples that we can study, adapt, and copy. From now on it will be called “Time to get angry!” and will set out what is going wrong, with concrete examples.Continua a leggere “Time to get angry!”