(New Brunswick, New Jersey) With the recent onslaught of hurricanes, tornadoes,
floods, droughts, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and even tsunamis, some
prominent environmentalists are expressing fears that the Earth itself has reached a "tipping point".
"One only need look at pictures of the Earth from outer space to realize that our
home planet is very vulnerable. Like a wobbling, spinning top we are just hurtling
through space, uncontrolled, dangling out there in the cold, unforgiving void",
said Ward F. Kennedy II, professor of Environmental Destruction at Rutgers University.
A recent Gallup poll of environmental concerns has suggested that public angst over
environmental problems is not nearly high enough. As a result, Time and Vanity Fair
magazines have recently carried cover stories that are hoped to whip up enough of a
grassroots frenzy for the U.S. government to finally do something about the problem.
One of the Time reporters covering the stories told ecoEnquirer, "As we researched the
issues -- from the Inuit's' snowmobiles falling through the ice, to ecosystems having
to adjust to a 1 degree rise in global temperatures in the last 100 years -- we
became increasingly despondent over humanity's callous treatment of Mother Nature",
reported Rachel Carlson.
"We consider it our duty to mold public opinion on this subject with carefully screened
information…and if we get a Pulitzer Prize in the process, well, so be it."
Greenpolice spokesperson Rainbow Treetower agreed, saying, "We are pleased with the
principled stand the media has taken on this issue. If the scientists are not
willing to carry the banner to save Mother Earth, then journalists need to step
in to do what we all know needs to be done."
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