By Graham Saul, Ottawa Citizen, November 20, 2018
The data on rising levels of toxic contamination, ecosystem destruction, species extinction and global warming is not just a collection of scientific facts. It’s an ethical indictment of human values.
Chemicals from industry and agriculture are polluting our waterways; grasslands, and wetlands are being converted into farms and urban areas at an alarming rate; and climate change is killing people and destroying and displacing communities. As a result, humanity is driving species to extinction at 1,000 to 10,000 times the pre-human or normal background rate. Dozens of species are becoming extinct every day.https://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/saul-the-environmental-crisis-is-a-moral-challenge-not-just-a-practical-one