As the long-suppressed transition from a culture of extraction to a culture of connection gains momentum, there are increasingly frequent occasions to celebrate, such as the death knell for a decades-long effort by developers to brutally transform pristine and sacred wilderness into a glaciated playground for the world’s most conspicuous consumers. From the press release:
For those not familiar with the long struggle to keep Jumbo wild:
Fortunately, we can now change the verb tense in the first sentence above, from “is” to “was”.
DEFEATED MASTER PLAN FOR A JUMBO DESECRATION
As for the noble Griz:
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We are once again grateful to a DP correspondent for bringing the work of Rob Nixon to our attention, in particular his research on the environmentalism of the poor as recounted in Slow Violence. The book is on order (NOT from Amazon); for now, we turn to a 2011 interview which provides a concise summary of his core thesis. Images are from the studio of the Nigerian artist Jerry Buhari.
MAN AND ENVIRONMENT
DEATH OF A LEAF
GENERATION OF DRY BONES
SLOW VIOLENCE AND THE ENVIRONMENTALISM OF THE POOR