RD&T’s contributing writer, Marlene Watson-Tara, explains the ecological imperative of adopting a macrobiotic vegan diet.
What we know is that the world is disintegrating before our eyes. I am not speaking about societies, they come and go. I am referring to the actual natural world, what we usually refer to as the environment – nature. When nature goes, it doesn’t come back. Damage can sometimes be reversed, but the extinction of a plant, an insect, a fish, a mammal or a bird is a final act. It is gone forever. With it goes the function that it served, a thread in the vast tapestry of life.
Who Would Allow This to Happen?
Who would do such a monstrously stupid thing? Indeed; who?
Now some, but not all, realize that the existential threat of our actions are rebounding on us. As ice melts, oceans rise, insects disappear and climate-driven fires burn down the forests, we consider action. We need action Sign a petition, march in the streets, force government to speak the truth and take action, force industry to clean up their act – all good stuff. Maybe we can elect green politicians that can sort it out, maybe we can force the oil and coal industries to “leave it in the ground.” Maybe someone else can undo the damage we all contribute to every day.